Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is partnering with Driving for Better Business (DfBB) to promote the free scheme to businesses across Warwickshire who have employees who drive for work. The new initiative was announced during the NPCC National Commercial Vehicle Campaign that starts this week 11 – 24 July 2022.
The DfBB programme supports Warwickshire Police and partners to provide essential tools, information and resources to local businesses with staff who drive for work to help improve their safety and the safety of other road users on Warwickshire’s roads.
WRSP is encouraging businesses who employ drivers to sign up to DfBB as soon as possible. Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do and as well as helping improve driver safety, the programme includes essential information and legislation that commercial drivers should know from driver hours and weight limits to vehicle roadworthiness.
Philip Seccombe, Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership, said: “Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership has an ambitious but achievable goal of reducing the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on our roads by 50% by 2030. It does however require everyone to play their part, including the many businesses whose employees use our highway network for work. The Driving for Better Business Warwickshire programme is a key component to ending the heartache and misery that road deaths and serious injury bring. That’s why I’m encouraging all businesses in Warwickshire with commercial drivers to sign up to the free scheme to help protect their staff and in turn all other road users.”
Full details of the DfBB scheme can be found at: warksroadsafety.org/2022/07/12/warwickshire-road-safety-partnership-partners-with-driving-for-better-business/