Road safety charity Brake, with the support of vehicle
leasing and fleet management company Arval, will deliver its first Pledge
training course of 2017 on Tuesday, 14 March, in London.
figures show that at least 10 people are killed each week and 100 seriously
injured in crashes involving people driving for work, however,
said Brake, that was likely to be a substantial underestimate as journey
purpose was not always recorded by the police at crash scenes.
Brake’s Pledge training aims to tackle what it called “the
worrying figure” by providing employers with the tools to educate at-work
drivers on six key areas of road safety.
The training course offers practical tools and resources on
effectively engaging staff and managing road risk.
The courses will be delivered by experienced trainer and
long-standing Brake supporter Tracey Fuller, from Arval.
Course attendees will also receive access to Brake’s toolkit
of Pledge resources, which includes advice for managers on delivering and
implementing different areas of the Pledge, and also educational tools such as
videos and posters on the six Pledge points:
Slow - within speed limits
Sober - free from alcohol or drugs
Sharp - not tired, ill or with poor
Silent - phone off and out of reach
Secure - belted up in a safe vehicle
Sustainable - only when you have to
Additional Pledge courses will take place on Wednesday, 10
May in Birmingham, Wednesday, 5 July in Manchester, Tuesday, 19 September in
Edinburgh, Tuesday, 10 October in Swindon and Tuesday, 5 December in
courses are free to attend for Brake Professional members, and cost £90 + VAT
for non-members. All non-members who attend will
receive one year’s free Brake Professional membership.
For more information and to book online, visit www.brakepro.org/take-part/pledge,
contact Brake on +44(0)1484 559909 or [email protected]
Brake can also
arrange in-house training sessions on request.