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Taking the Pledge for Safety

29 January 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

Road safety charity Brake has launched training courses throughout the UK to help companies improve the safety of their at-work drivers.

Working with the support of vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval, Brake’s Pledge training aims to tackle worrying figures of driving to work accidents by providing employers with the tools to educate at-work drivers on six key areas of road safety.

Official figures show that at least 10 people are killed each week and 100 seriously injured in crashes involving people driving for work. However, this is likely to be a substantial underestimate as journey purpose is not always recorded by the police at crash scenes.

This training course offers practical tools and resources on effectively involving 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 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, e.g. videos and posters on six core principles of safe driving, including:

  • Slow – within speed limits.
  • Sober – free from alcohol or drugs.
  • Sharp – not tired, ill or with poor eyesight.
  • Silent – phone off and out of reach.

Secure – belted up in a safe vehicle.

  • Sustainable – only when you have to.

The course is free to attend for Brake Professional members and £90 plus VAT for non-members. All non-members who attend will receive one year’s free Brake Professional membership.

“The Pledge provides employers with the training and tools to educate and engage their staff with essential road safety messages,” explained Ellie Pearson, Professional Engagement Manage, Brake. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used by organisations with existing road safety programmes as a supplementary resource, or by organisations just beginning their road risk management journey, as the foundation for their programme.”

Forthcoming Pledge courses are being held on:

  • Tuesday 22 March 2016, London (UK).
  • Wednesday 8 June 2016, Birmingham (UK).
  • Wednesday 14 September 2016, Manchester (UK).
  • Tuesday 6 December 2016 – Swindon (UK).

For more information and to book online, visit the website: 


Picture:    Brake is working with Arval to provide specific courses to combat driving to work accidents


Article written by Robin Snow | Published 29 January 2016


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