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Brake publishes guidance on managing young at-work drivers

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 08:46
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Road safety charity Brake has published a guidance report for fleet managers and HR professionals to help them manage employees aged 17-24 who drive for work.

Developed with Fleetmaster, ‘Managing young at-work drivers’ outlines the main reasons why young drivers are at higher risk of being involved in a crash and recommends measures that organisations can put in place to reduce that risk. Practical advice on how companies can strive to eliminate road risk for their young employees is presented through best practice guidance alongside an industry case study.

In addition, advice laid out in the report focuses on why implementing key measures such as training in basic vehicle maintenance and monitoring of driver behaviour is crucial in every organisation.

Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer at Brake, said: “Driving for work is associated with higher risk for drivers of any age but this risk increases significantly for those aged 17-24 years old. Employers need to be actively engaging with their young drivers and implementing robust measures to help reduce their risk of being involved in a crash. This guidance report is a valuable resource for any professionals managing young drivers.”

John Boocock, Training Director at Fleetmaster, says: “Fleetmaster is delighted to be in its 8th year of supporting Brake with the great work they achieve. This guidance report is an excellent tool to help employers understand the risk young drivers impose on their business. To this end, we operate a rigorous driving scheme for our young drivers and are committed to working with young drivers (internal and external) to help them use the roads as safely as possible.”

The guide is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through www.brakepro.org. Non-members can order the resources from the Brake shop, or join Brake Professional from just £60 + VAT per year online, to access these and other resources

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