Licence Bureau launches new fleet driver training courses
06 August 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Two new training courses designed to help keep fleet drivers safe while driving on company business have been launched by Licence Bureau.
The firm says the courses, entitled Safe Driving and Driven to Distraction, have been developed to bring together the latest thinking in driver education.
The Safe Driving course investigates why crashes occur using real world scenarios, with the aim being for attendees to develop new ways of thinking about driving risk and how they can avoid being involved in an incident.
Driven to Distraction follows up on this course, and has been designed to provide a new perspective on all the distractions drivers can face on the road and how the human brain processes information, aiming to give drivers the skills to recognise and deal with risk.
Licence Bureau managing director Malcolm Maycock said: "We have launched these new courses in response to demand from company fleets.
"During 2018, according to the Department for Transport, more than three times as many people were killed in incidents involving a driver or rider driving for work than those killed in traditional 'workplace' industry groups.
"Driving for work is now very much a part of day-to-day life and we look forward to our courses going some way to reducing these casualty statistics."