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Did you know? Mobile devices are a major distraction but they are not the only one. Distractions can include eating, drinking, setting satnav, radios etc – anything that takes your eyes off the road or distracts your concentration on driving. Distraction is a major cause of collisions...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Driver Distraction

Joe has banned mobile phone use even by Bluetooth, athough each vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth technology. “I don’t remove the Bluetooth because I don’t want to inadvertently drive someone to make a call by holding the phone,” he says. “However, we make it very clear: calls can...

Driving for Better Business

Metworks – Driver Distraction

Did you know? In 2019, there were 60 fatalities involving vans and vulnerable road users. 62% of cyclists killed or seriously injured were involved in collisions at, or near, a road junction. Post collision, drivers could face financial claims from a vulnerable road user covering their...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Other Road Users

Did you know? Drivers face fines up to £2,500, a ban from driving and 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition. Wearing a seat belt is law and can result in fines of up to £500 and 3 penalty points if not wearing a seat belt when supposed to. Airbags reduce...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Vehicle Safety

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are systems designed to help the driver in an increasingly technology-assisted mobile world. But do you and your drivers know what they all are and what they do to improve collision avoidance and improve driver safety?

DriveTech

ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) – Attraction or Distraction?

Did you know? A driver could be imprisoned, banned from driving, and face a fine if found guilty of drink-driving. A driver could be charged with driving while unfit even if they are not over the limit. The only thing that eliminates alcohol from the body is time and the average person...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Drink Driving

Did you know? Hot weather can cause fatigue and irritability to drivers. Drivers can become easily dehydrated and it can affect their driving abilities. Drivers experience increased congestion from high levels of traffic on holiday routes and in road works for road construction and...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Summer Driving

Dr Gemma Briggs discusses research on the distraction imposed on drivers by mobile phone use, which can help to explain both how and why driving performance deteriorates. Her talk will consider how this research can: – Help those who drive for work, or employ drivers, understand specific issues...

Driving for Better Business

Distracted Driving: What employers and drivers need to know

Dr Gemma Briggs Explains Driving Distraction

The Open University

Dr Gemma Briggs Explains Driving Distraction

All it takes to undo a lifetime’s attentive and careful driving, even for a highly trained driver, is one unintended moment of distraction, yet it has never been harder to concentrate on the task in hand.

IAM RoadSmart

White Paper: Driving while Distracted – Challenges and Solutions

Metworks is the in-house residential maintenance company for housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley Homes. Transport manager, Joe Masters, oversees a fleet of 200 Citroën Relay and Vauxhall Movano vans, all of which are in the care of individual remote operatives. Read how Metworks...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – Metworks

Take our interactive and find out if you’re alert when behind the wheel. Your attention will be put to the test.

The Open University

Quiz: Are you a Focused Driver?

This session was recorded at The Health & Safety Event 2021 and features Daniel Jones - UK Training Manager, Dtec

Driving for Better Business

The increasing problem of drug driving at work

Try out this simple test of awareness. Count the cars…

The Open University

Can you count all the cars?

What employees and employers need to know. An Open University Driving Change presentation by Dr Gemma Briggs

The Open University

Distracted Driving: What employees and employers need to know

Are you actually able to contrate fully on driving while also talking the phone, whether handheld or handsfree. We have the answer.

The Open University

Multitasking: Can you drive and phone at the same time?

A short guide explaining how to prevent inappropriate mobile phone use on the road by employees.

RoSPA

Driving for Work: Mobile Phones
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