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#1 21-08-09 07:18:06

Roadmaster
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Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

New research shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to road safety as 40% of fleet managers surveyed believe their drivers would not be willing to take part in safety training.

The findings, from the Arval-backed Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO), demonstrate that significant numbers of business drivers are resisting the opportunity to mitigate their road risk. In the UK Arval, is one of the Driving for Better Business campaign’s business champions.  Arval is one of the Driving for Better Business champions.

The CVO research was carried out this year across 12 different countries, including the UK, and the question was asked of fleet decision makers: do you think your drivers would be open to road safety training? In response, 11% said ‘certainly not’ and a further 30% said ‘probably not’ demonstrating clear apathy towards road safety training.

In fact, only 23% felt that their drivers would definitely be willing to take part in road safety training, a concern given that in 2007 alone, 890 people were killed and nearly 7,000 seriously injured in crashes involving someone who was on the road for work.

The figures also show that the UK is falling behind the other European countries surveyed as 40% of UK fleet managers responded negatively compared to 34% in Europe.

The results of the survey show that no kind of driver training is particularly well received.

60% of UK fleet managers thought that drivers would respond negatively to eco training as opposed to 43% in Europe. Given that many of the disciplines required to drive more efficiently are the same as those required to drive more safely it is important that there is corporate commitment to both.

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#2 21-08-09 08:11:00

ralge
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Re: Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

Ah, nothing new here then in the results of such "research" - the vast bulk of drivers I meet on fleet or NDIS, SAS are apprehensive, sceptical and defensive prior to any training and the vast bulk of them leave in an entirely different, positive frame of mind about the training experience, having learnt something/a great deal stating that it WILL change how they approach the driving task.

The "research" also states the exact number of people killed on the roads in crashes that involved drivers-at-work and present this as a fact rather than as an estimate (as it can only be.)  Such is the value we should attribute to such "research." 


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#3 27-10-09 22:29:00

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Re: Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

I have found out recently the businesses that take this seriously and not.

It is quite scary really when you think of it how much risk is involved with driving for work.  I think most businesses are totally unaware of how much litigation risk they are exposing themselves to without a good policy or risk assessments let alone any driver training. 

Having said this I think there is a big mental barrier over driver training due possibly having a poor experience of instructors and driving test -  "We can already drive" attitude. 

This is good though!  http://www.lloydstsbautolease.co.uk/saferFleet/

Before you call them though they use DriveTech....ok if your willing to pay out for their course, £700 if you already have a fleet badge + accomadation.  errrrrrr..........I wish I had that kinda money!


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#4 07-11-09 22:02:26

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Re: Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

Before you call them though they use DriveTech....ok if your willing to pay out for their course, £700 if you already have a fleet badge + accomadation.  errrrrrr..........I wish I had that kinda money!

£700 even with a fleet badge!
Does anyone on here know how much work they offer and a what rate?

It seems a high price to pay but I'll happily stand corrected if someone has any experience of them.


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#5 08-11-09 08:19:27

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Re: Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

I would guess that Drivetech are more likely to be shedding trainers than recruiting more since the AA took them over.  I would like to think that AA franchisees would be offered a shot at being trained to fill any vacancies.

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#6 08-11-09 09:31:26

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Re: Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

If you pay Im sure they will !  tongue

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#7 09-11-09 08:49:00

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Re: Drivers resist training to cut their road risk

How many of those fleet managers actually asked all their drivers if they wanted additional training before replying to the survey?

The results are probably, in all reality, just a record of a mangers opinion, and most likely done without any benfits discussed with the manager let alone his drivers.

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