Driver Awareness: What is your driving ‘story’?

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Sam Coles being towed

Whether it was a mistake whilst learning to drive, a near-miss or an actual accident; almost everyone who drives has a ‘story’.

There are lots of drivers at iHasco with some interesting stories….

  • Breaking down on a motorway, in the fog and unable to be seen as the car battery has died. Waiting for 30min for the police to arrive, then being towed past the iHasco office while waving like the queen.
  • Doing everything to keep a car going so it reaches 25 years old, in order to avoid paying road tax, never mind the limited safety of ‘wiki wiki’ (as the car has been affectionately named).
  • Not to mention the one employee who’s on car number 9 (within 2 years) as they challenge themselves to do everything (legally) possible to ensure their car only lasts 4 months….

From the 1st March 2017 the new, stricter rules, to deter mobile phone use whilst driving came into effect. For more information read our blog.

This is an  important safety step, especially when you look at the figures: within a two year period in the Thames Valley area 145 crashes involved a driver using a mobile phone. Out of those there were 11 fatalities. But as a result of this, motorists will no longer be offered the opportunity to go on the NDORS (National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme) driver awareness course.

Do you think tougher penalties will change your behaviour more than a Driver Awareness course?  Points on your licence and a fine, although immediate and may have a direct negative impact on your day to day life, won’t necessarily result in a change in behaviour as the dangers of the behaviour are not fully being explained.

In addition to this, have you thought how this might transfer into the workplace? Are you aware of your driving policy? Employers whose business require the use of cars or trucks must provide staff with clear policies and training on safe operation. As an employer how do you raise awareness of these policies and prove that you have done all that is reasonably practicable to address the hazards of driving?  

Our training programme aims to highlight some of the daily risks associated with driving. It's about promoting an awareness of what's going on around you, where the other drivers and road users are, what they are doing and what they might do next. It's also about properly preparing for a journey and checking your vehicle, as well as knowing what to do in case you are involved in an accident.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course:

  • Complete this online course in just 60 minutes
  • Key training for those operating commercial fleets, or who have company cars
  • Applicable to businesses with employees who regularly go offsite for client visits or other work purposes
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available

For more information visit the course page or request a free trial.

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