Nottingham promotes safer business driving

An event is being organised by the Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership to help businesses adopt driving practices that will prevent accidents, save lives and reduce operational costs.

The Driving for Better Business Nottingham Seminar will be held on Tuesday June 16th, 2015 at Nottingham Trent University’s Nottingham Conference Centre. Its aim is to encourage local companies to adopt an occupational road risk policy and to make sure that their drivers are trained to comply with its guidelines.

Steve Hunt, Head of Nottingham City Council’s Traffic and Safety team said: “Every day in the UK more than 150 vehicles being driven on company business crash. In fact, one in three road crashes involves a vehicle being driven for work. This results in injuries and deaths that could be avoidable if proper risk reduction practices were followed. It also adds a cost burden to the businesses involved. This training seminar will showcase examples of how major businesses reduce accidents and contribute to the overall improvement of road safety, whilst at the same time saving money on their fleet costs.”

The seminar, sponsored by Mitie and Interactive Driving Systems, is targeted at businesses that operate across the city and county and will demonstrate the business case for managing occupational road risk through the use of case studies from business champions. Driving for Better Business is helping to organise and promote the seminar, which features Professor David Crundall from Nottingham Trent University as the keynote speaker. Other key business speakers include Robert Lyndsay, Driver Risk Manager for Balfour Beatty and Jonathan York from British Gas. Andy Price from Zurich will speak about the insurance savings that can be made from adopting safe business driving procedures.

The Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership includes Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police Force, Nottinghamshire Fire Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Highways Agency and Public Health.

Places on the seminar can be booked at www.nottsdfbb.eventbrite.co.uk or if you wish to book and pay via invoice email neil.snow@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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