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  • Smart motorways

    Smart motorways

    Smart motorways use technology to keep you moving at busy times. You will see speed limits displayed in a solid red ring overhead and along the roadside. When traffic builds up, monitoring sensors activate lower speeds. This smooths congestion and helps prevent stop-start traffic so that you can get where you need to go, on…

  • Speed and driving

    Speed and driving

    When your job involves being on the road, good speed management plays an important part in getting from A to B safely Drive too fast for the prevailing conditions – and this could impact on your ability to react to hazards or to stop when needed. In the following hypothetical examples, one of our highly…

  • Driving at night

    Driving at night

    A higher number of traffic-related fatalities occur at night with fatigue being a significant factor in most cases Reduced visibility and inappropriate driving add to that risk – that is why we advise all drivers and riders to adopt defensive driving techniques. Those most at risk are fearful of driving in low light or older…

  • Driving and stress

    Driving and stress

    1 in 3 drivers report feeling stressed behind the wheel which leaves them prone to making irrational decisions and suffering road rage Behavioural factors that can affect an employee’s driving performance can include aggression, attitude to risk, driving excitement, ineffective coping strategy, fatigue, stress and work schedules. If drivers and their employers are aware of…

  • Driving and fatigue

    Driving and fatigue

    Driver fatigue is the silent killer in disguise. It creeps up gradually on unsuspecting drivers with all too often serious consequences Tired drivers are responsible for a quarter of all crashes causing death or serious injury on British main roads. And 4 out of 10 of these collisions involve someone driving a commercial vehicle, said…

  • Driving and back pain

    Driving and back pain

    Back pain can prove to be a real challenge for fleet drivers who spend hours behind the wheel in a fixed position This is largely due to the body being exposed to a lot of vibration caused by acceleration and braking. Poor posture, inadequate lumbar support and taking no breaks also leave some drivers experiencing…

  • Top 6 speed management tips

    Top 6 speed management tips

    The UK has one of the best road safety records in the world but many drivers fail to follow posted speed limits. With speed being a critical factor in most road crashes, it is essential that motorists recognise and apply effective speed management techniques. Former teacher-turned-TTC-instructor John Teasedale offers his thoughts on speed management and…

  • Tailgating: what is it and why it’s dangerous

    Tailgating: what is it and why it’s dangerous

    Tailgating is one of the most dangerous – and common – driver behaviours seen on UK roads. A shocking 87 per cent of drivers say they have experienced or witnessed it, and more than 100 people each year are killed or seriously injured as a result of tailgating. The problem is only set to get…

  • Cycling do’s and don’ts

    Cycling do’s and don’ts

    Cycling participation rates are increasing massively year on year with many new cyclists taking to the roads for the first time. With that has come the unfortunate rise in road accidents involving cyclists. Cyclists can avoid becoming a casualty by following the rules of the road and watching out for the actions of other road…