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By Byron Rimmer
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 13:30

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SAVER: Brake host first-ever online course

Brake are set to run their first-ever online training course.

Held on Thursday, the ARI Fleet-sponsored Pledge webinar will help companies improve the safety of their drivers when out on the road.

The courses – delivered by an experienced, qualified Brake trainer – are being held in response to statistics that show at least ten people are killed each week in crashes involving people driving for work.

Pledge aims to combat the statistic by appealing to people who drive for work to follow six steps to protect themselves and other road users.

These are ‘Slow’, ‘Sober’, ‘Sharp’, ‘Silent’, ‘Secure’ and ‘Sustainable’.

Attendees will also hear from a company that have embedded the Pledge within their business; helping them to improve road safety while maintaining high levels of productivity.

Other Pledge webinars will be held on September 17 and December 2, while Thursday’s course is free to attend.

Ellie Pearson, Senior Professional Engagement Officer at Brake, said: “People who drive for work are an especially high-risk group on our roads and therefore it is incredibly important that we all make sure they are safe.

“We are delighted that our Pledge training is now being run through online webinars – making it even easier for drivers from all over the world to attend from the comfort of their own office.

“I would encourage any business to get involved with these courses, which are free to everyone.”

Keith Allen, Managing Director, Managing Director of ARI Fleet UK, added: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Brake in 2014.

“Brake has a long history of promoting road safety and the great work they have achieved to date should be applauded.

“As a fleet management provider, ARI Fleet UK understands the importance of promoting road safety and mitigating risk, with the aim of reducing fatalities through increasing compliance.

“These objectives form part of our own core values as a global business and through this sponsorship opportunity we hope to enable Brake to continue this great work and help reduce risk on our roads.”

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