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The growing number of vans on the nation’s roads means a growing number of new van drivers. What are the challenges they face, and what can employers do to ensure that van drivers – many of whom are young or inexperienced – remain safe on the roads? This session was recorded at The Health &...

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Van Driver Safety – Addressing the Human Factors of Risk

Did you know? The use of vehicles as a weapon to injure and kill people has become a real threat. This is referred to as a ‘vehicle as a weapon (VAW) attack’. Vans pose an increased risk if used in VAW attacks because of their size, profile and weight. Crowded public spaces are...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Anti-Terrorism Security

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? 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

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. 83% of van...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Driver Fatigue

Did you know? There are laws limiting the amount of driving a van driver can do each day. These laws also require minimum rest periods. Drivers breaking these rules can receive large fines and even custodial sentences. There are 2 different sets of rules that can apply. It is important...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Drivers’ Hours

Did you know? 90% of road collisions are caused by, or involve, human error. Drivers face fines up to £5,000 and up to 9 penalty points for careless and inconsiderate driving if their vehicle causes an obstruction when it has run out of fuel. There are around 3 to 6 major bridge strikes...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Driver Training & Vehicle Awareness

Did you know? Driving without the correct entitlement to drive may result in a driver being issued with 3-6 penalty points and a fine of up to £1,000. Penalty points are not displayed on the driving licence photocard. Drivers who receive 12 penalty points or more can be disqualified...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Driving Licence Categories & Codes

Did you know? An English or Welsh Court has the power to disqualify anyone from driving in GB regardless of where their licence was issued. A driver’s ability to drive in GB on a foreign driving licence depends on the length of their stay and the country where their licence was issued. ...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Driving Licence Non-GB

Did you know? Over 2 million drivers have an out-of-date driving licence Driving without a current, valid licence can result in a fine up to £1,000 and 3-6 penalty points Failure to produce driving documents to the police is an offence resulting in a fine up to £5,000 and 8 penalty...

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Van Driver Toolkit – Driving Licence UK

Did you know? Tailgating is one of the causes of road rage and police have powers to issue on the spot fixed penalties for inconsiderate lane use (including hogging the middle lane). Penalties range from a fine of £100 and 3 penalty points to a driving ban or prison sentence, depending on...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Driving Safely

Did you know? It is an offence to drive having over the specified limits of certain drugs in the blood. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving under the influence of drugs is a prison sentence of up to 14 years. Driving while impaired by drugs is thought to be a major...

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Van Driver Toolkit – Drug Driving

Did you know? There are 7 main government bodies responsible for road safety. It is an offence not to stop when asked to do so by the Police and drivers face an unlimited fine, community order or up to 6 months’ imprisonment and 3 – 9 penalty points or disqualification from driving. DVSA...

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Van Driver Toolkit – Enforcement

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

Did you know? Weight, driving style and maintenance all affect a van’s fuel economy. An unnecessary 45kg in the vehicle reduces mpg by 1%. Engine idling can have a significant impact on vehicle’s fuel economy. Excessive speed is the biggest fuel-guzzling factor. The heavier a...

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Van Driver Toolkit – Fuel Economy

Did you know? For road traffic collisions, details should be exchanged with all parties involved. If details are not exchanged, this should be done as soon as reasonably practicable, within 24 hours or reported to the Police. Drivers face a fine up to £5,000 and up to 10 penalty points...

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Van Driver Toolkit – Incident Reporting

Did you know? With more than 4 million vans registered in the UK, it is a common misconception that there is no legislation governing van drivers and van operations. Due to their size and weight, vans can be driven and used for anything – right? Wrong, in fact very wrong. With an increase...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Keeping It Safe & Legal

Did you know? A driver can be fined up to £300 or get a court summons if their van exceeds its maximum permitted axle weight. Exceeding the manufacturer’s load limit can put serious strain on the vehicle and may invalidate insurance cover. Overloaded vans are a common issue in the UK...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Loading: Know Your Limits

Did you know? 56% of van drivers consider themselves overweight. 70% of van drivers say work pressures severely impact their ability to drink enough water and have a healthy diet. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, with 1 man dying every two...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Mental Health & Driver Wellbeing

Did you know? More than four million journeys are made on the strategic road network each day. On average, Highways England record around 196,000 breakdowns per year (536 each day). The most common breakdowns are related to tyres, overheating, electrical problems and running out of...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Motorway Breakdowns

Did you know? The speed limit on a motorway is 70 mph (where national speed limit applies). Large vehicles and vehicles towing trailers have a speed limit of 60mph unless other limits are shown. If caught speeding on a motorway, a driver could be fined up to £2,500. Red X is there for your...

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Van Driver Toolkit – Motorway Driving

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? Our most recent data shows that, on average, 13%* of all fatalities and serious injuries on the Strategic Road Network include weather conditions as a contributing factor to the incident. Of these, 78%* occurred in the rain (four times more than any other adverse weather...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Poor Weather Conditions

Did you know? Each year, DVSA issue over 2,000 prohibitions to drivers of vehicles which present a road safety risk because of poor load security. Where a vehicle’s load is deemed to be in a dangerous condition, the driver can receive 3 penalty points and a licence endorsement. Drivers...

Driving for Better Business, National Highways

Van Driver Toolkit – Safe Loading
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