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Navigating the dangers of driving in the rain

By |2021-01-25T14:06:28+00:00January 24th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

Driving in the rain With Storm Christoph causing severe flooding across the UK leading to thousands of residents evacuating their homes and road closures, the adverse weather conditions are causing additional work related road risk for drivers to navigate. Driving for Better Business speaks to Dave Harford -  a Highways England Traffic Officer and

Supporting van driver mental health on Blue Monday

By |2021-01-18T17:54:24+00:00January 18th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

18th January 2021, London, U.K. – Today on ‘Blue Monday,’ Driving for Better Business (DfBB), a government-backed Highways England campaign, raises awareness of the mental health challenges van drivers face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The suicide rate for van drivers is 25% higher than the national average and during COVID-19, mental health challenges for

Managing drivers – 8 things to think about in 2021

By |2021-01-06T15:37:45+00:00January 6th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

The outlook for managing drivers and vehicles in 2021 First of all, the team at Driving for Better Business would like to wish everyone in our community a very Happy New Year! 2020 was an extremely difficult year for many of us, including those of you who are involved in managing drivers, and the

Landmark study reveals driving for work death toll

By |2021-01-06T14:40:24+00:00December 22nd, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

Nearly one in three road deaths involves a driving-for-work trip Thirty-nine per cent of pedestrian deaths involve a working driver One in five casualties involves a driving-for-work trip Changing economy triggers a rapid increase in use of vans            Stakeholders urged to act on emerging safety issues The unacceptable death and injury toll involving people

How safe are your vans?

By |2021-02-05T11:59:08+00:00December 16th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

New Van Safety Rating launched by Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP. Mathew Avery explains why 5 vans failed to achieve even the lowest award.Van manufacturers are being urged to fit more lifesaving collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed some alarming results.Out of 19

HSE updating its primary guidance on driving for work

By |2020-11-30T14:51:08+00:00November 30th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

The Driving for Better Business Gap Analysis and resources are all designed to help employers meet their legal obligations, as laid out IN the Health and Safety Executive’s essential guidance on Driving for Work. This guidance is currently under review, and the HSE is seeking feedback on how this guidance can be improved and

Government Consultation on Mobile Phone Use

By |2020-11-23T12:22:56+00:00November 23rd, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

Mobile phone use - new law planned The recently announced Government consultation on mobile phone use is the latest step to be taken in an effort to improve road safety and close the current mobile phone use loophole. Roads Minister Baroness Vere unveiled government plans in October, which would mean that people using a hand-held

New Highways England Campaign Targets ‘Tailgating’

By |2020-11-03T08:32:51+00:00November 2nd, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

Tailgating - a serious problem Driving too close to the vehicle in front is dangerous, intimidating and causes accidents, especially when driving at speed. Tailgating is a factor in 1 in 8 casualties on the SRN and an offence of driving without due care and attention, carrying a minimum £100 fine and penalty

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