Bobbie Howarth, ABS's internal resource team leader, said: 'Our accident record of 88 incidents in 2000 was quite high. We wanted to improve our safety record across the board.' Since February, the firm has had no major accidents, compared to a couple of write-offs in the same period last year.
'If we improve driving standards across the company, as well as reducing our £45,000 accident repair bill, I think we can say the training has been a success,' she said. RAC Business Services conducted the driver training courses.