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This guide provides advice to employers about the dangers of drink and drug driving and offers information on how to encourage safe practice.


Driving for Work: Drink and Drugs

A guide which gives information about driver fitness issues, and guidance for employers on how to ensure their employees are fit to drive.


Driving for Work: Fitness to Drive

What employers can do to prepare their professional drivers for a safe return to work after lockdown.

Fresh Air Alertness Management

Fatigue: Returning to work safely after lockdown

Following the deaths of two of its workers after driving whilst fatigued, a firm has been found guilty of failing to discharge its duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Driving for Better Business

Company found guilty after driver fatigue death

40 per cent of all car, van and lorry drivers admit to driving while tired. We look at some of the effects of sleep deprivation.


Drowsy Driving: Why businesses must wake up to the threat

The statistics around Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – the condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting breathing and disturbing sleep, potentially triggering severe daytime sleepiness – make alarming reading.

OSA Partnership

Sleep Apnoea – 15% of vocational drivers could be undiagnosed

You must wear glasses or contact lenses every time you drive if you need them to meet the ‘standards of vision for driving’. Fitness to Drive.

Department for Transport

Driving Eyesight Rules

Lose your licence, lose your livelihood. 600 prosecutions each week. Police and your employer can test for drugs at any time.

D.tec International

Lose you licence, lose your livelihood poster

Lose your HGV licence, lose your livelihood. 600 prosecutions each week. Police and your employer can test for drugs at any time.

D.tec International

Lose your HGV licence, lose your livelihood poster

Lose your PSV licence, lose your livelihood. 600 prosecutions each week. Police and your employer can test for drugs at any time.

D.tec International

Lose your PSV licence, lose your livelihood poster

This best practice guidance report is one of a series produced by Global Fleet Champions to help anyone who employs people who drive for work to manage occupational road risk, regardless of budget, fleet size or vehicle type.

D.tec International

Tackling drink- and drug-driving: Guidance for fleet managers

COVID-19 has changed the road environment around the world and created additional challenges for fleet managers.

D.tec International

Managing road risk during the COVID-19 Pandemic

For more than 30 years, the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria in Australia has produced some of the world’s hardest-hitting road safety films – their anti-drink drive film is one of the best.

Transport Accident Commission Victoria

Anti-drink-drive film: Everybody Hurts

Did you know? Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not inform DVLA about a medical condition that affects their driving. It is an offence for drivers to refuse to submit to an eyesight test when requested to by the police. Drivers may be prosecuted if involved in an accident...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Eyesight & Medical Conditions

For drivers of goods vehicles or combinations of vehicle and trailer of more than 3.5 tonnes and passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats (including the driver’s).

Department for Transport

European Union (EU) Rules on drivers’ hours and working time – simplified guidance

Hazard perception testing has been part of the driver licensing procedure for 20 years, with considerable reductions in collisions attributed to its introduction. Despite this, hazard perception has yet to become a significant part of fleet drivers’ continuous professional development. This talk...

Driving for Better Business

Hazard perception and beyond: Are these tools suitable for commercial fleets?

The transport and logistics industry typically covers off fatigue risk by adhering to hours of service legislation. In this session we’ll explain why that approach could be flawed and how your organisation could gain from paying a little more attention to sleep duration and quality.. This session...

Driving for Better Business

The importance of sleep for commercial driver wellbeing and safety

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

Driving is one of the most complex tasks we do in everyday life. It requires attention, decision-making, situational awareness and physical coordination. Several factors can impact on our ability to perform at our best when we are driving. One of these factors is driver fatigue.

National Highways

Why Driving Fatigued Matters and What We Can Do About It

Driver Medicals – what do you need to know? The aim of this article is to provide clarity on exactly what a D4 medical is, its importance for drivers and those who manage drivers, and tips for fleet professionals and driver managers to share on how their drivers can stay healthy in preparation...

Driving for Better Business

Driver Medicals and fitness to drive – what you need to know

Network Rail is very conscious of the risk of fatigue, as its workers often fix railway lines at night when services are naturally reduced. “In principle we would like to be able to analyse our shift patterns to see if we can lower the risk of driver fatigue,” he says. “We are currently...

Driving for Better Business

Network Rail – Fatigue

Driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road incidents, and up to one quarter of fatal and serious incidents. It’s a huge risk for fleets, drivers and for the general public – and commercial vehicle drivers are vulnerable to fatigue due to demanding workloads and high...

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus – Driver Fatigue

Distraction is a leading a cause of collision. Whether manual, visual or cognitive, a distracted driver is not in full control of their vehicle, nor able to process and adapt to the changing environment around them. Fleets should educate drivers about the huge risks associated with distraction,...

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus – Distraction

Drug driving among commercial vehicle drivers is one the fastest growing and most concerning challenges facing driver safety managers, with many police forces reporting more drug driving offences than drink driving ones. This talk will look at the size of the problem, good practice on driving for...

Driving for Better Business

The growing problem of drug driving for work

Did you know? 1 in 5 accidents are caused by tiredness. Peak times for fatigue-related crashes are within the hours of 02.00-06.00 and 14.00-16.00. Sleeping just 4-5 hours a night for a week impairs performance to the same extent as being legally over the alcohol limit.

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Brake Road Safety Week: Van Driver Toolkit Driver Fatigue

Driver Fatigue and Lack of sleep. Are your drivers sleep aware? It may seem obvious that sleep is important to us all, but for HGV drivers, Van drivers, and everyone who drives for work, it’s critical. Download this Road Skills Online Poster to help get the message across.

Road Skills Online

Driver Fatigue – Lack of Sleep poster