Fleets are being urged to sign up for a free guidance pack on tackling driver distraction published by Brake for Road Safety Week.
Produced by Brake’s Fleet Safety Forum, the pack includes a survey report, best practice guidance for managers and an advice sheet for drivers, and is available for free to organisations that register for Road Safety Week.
The guidance includes advice delivered at a recent Brake webinar on tackling driver distraction, and the advice sheet provides practical tips for drivers on how they can avoid distraction. They are published alongside the results of a recent Brake survey of fleet managers, sponsored by Licence Bureau, focusing on how fleets are tackling this risk.
The resources are part of a resource pack for employers on driver distraction, available for free to companies that sign up for Road Safety Week, which is coordinated annually by Brake and takes place this year from 18th to 24th November with the main theme of “tune in to road safety”.
Roz Cumming, professional engagement manager at Brake, said: ‘Distraction at the wheel can have devastating consequences. These resources highlight the danger distracted drivers pose to themselves and other road users, and give clear guidance on the steps fleet managers can take against this risk. I urge all companies who employ people who drive for work to demonstrate their commitment to fleet safety by taking part in Road Safety Week, and by signing up to the Fleet Safety Forum to gain access to more resources like these.’