FORS approved CPC Safe Urban Driving

Awareness of the risks to riders and pedestrians

Why should my drivers attend TTC's Safe Urban Driving DCPC course?

This FORS Professional interactive workshop includes cycling practical session to ensure your drivers understand the risks for vulnerable road users (riders and pedestrians).

By being more aware of the blind spots around a vehicle and recognising how to avoid hazards, your drivers will develop a ‘safe driving’ strategy that will reduce the risk to themselves and your company.

FORS Safe Urban Driving (vulnerable road user courses) is required by organisations seeking to achieve FORS Silver and Gold levels of accreditation.

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This interactive workshop includes on-road cycling to ensure your drivers understand the risks for vulnerable road users (riders and pedestrians). ​

By being more aware of the blind spots around a vehicle and recognising how to avoid hazards, your drivers will develop a ‘safe driving’ strategy that will reduce the risk to themselves and your company.

Our Safe Urban Driving workshop supports operators tendering for business where FORS recognition is required as FORS approved.

  • Duration: 7 hours CPC
  • Delegates: up to 24 delegates
  • FORS Professional material
  • Price: available on request 
  • Format: interactive classroom workshop and on-road coaching
  • ID: photocard licence and Driver Qualification Card

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93% of drivers say their understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users has improved after completing the Safe Urban Driving course

Source: TfL

Improving safety and meeting compliance

Reduce your drivers' risks
Training will reduce driver risk, collision rates, fleet costs and reputational damage.

Meet your duty of care
Our JAUPT-approved courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations.

Meet professional requirements
7 hours contribution for all professional drivers undertaking 35 hours of periodic training.

Improve your drivers’ on-road competence and knowledge
- Observation and hazard perception skills
- Undertaking and vehicle blind spots
- Collision avoidance and hazard recognition​​
- Experience being a vulnerable road user

Driver benefits

Be more aware of a cyclist's perspective by gaining first-hand experience as a vulnerable road use​.

Develop hazard recognition and perception skills which, in turn, will help reduce collisions/incidents.

Explain the Highway Code rules regarding vulnerable road users and the driver's responsibilities.

Identify blind spots around the vehicle and the risks associated with them.

Course details

Who should attend

Anybody who is required to complete their Driver CPC hours.

Delivery method

The course comprises of a 3.5 hour classroom based workshop and a 3.5 hour cycling practical for up to 24 delegates.

One group will be in class and the other out on bikes and switch round in the afternoon.

The cycling activities are undertaken by a Department for Transport registered National Standards Cycle Trainer(s).

Course outline

Setting the scene
Recognise the difficulty lorries and cyclists face when mixing together in traffic.

Observation and planning
How to successfully assess the road and adopt a defensive driving style.

Identifying risks
The risks to riders and essential guidance on safety and consequences.

Cycle coaching
Practical coaching designed to give drivers a greater appreciation and awareness of vulnerable cyclists.