The UK’s leading independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has been recognised by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for its on-road training course, ‘Driving for Work’.
The DVSA, which is part of the Department for Transport, has brought in a new standard of accreditation for road safety products, granting IAM RoadSmart ‘recognised’ status for high-quality delivery of its flagship training course.
Aimed at reducing collisions and improving road safety, the course teaches motorists how to be safe on the road while driving more efficiently, reducing the costs incurred by their employers by avoiding downtime and hardship on their vehicles.
In the UK, around one in every four road deaths involves someone travelling on a business journey, making driving the highest-risk activity for employees across all industries. Not only are vehicle collisions a serious threat to personal safety, they are also among the largest contributors to unforeseen costs for businesses, with company drivers racking up an estimated 1.8 million penalties in a year.
Richard Gladman, Head of Driving and Riding Standards at IAM RoadSmart, said “We work closely with the DVSA to ensure that there is a consistent standard across all elements of driver training. It’s a real feather in our cap that our flagship commercial course has been recognised by the DVSA in this way.”
The DVSA is responsible for carrying out driving tests, approving people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, ensuring lorries and buses are safe to drive, and conducting roadside checks on drivers and vehicles.To find out more about the IAM RoadSmart ‘Driving for Work’ course, visit: https://www.iamcommercial.co.uk/driving-for-work/.