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Course to familiarise foreign drivers with UK roads

A new training course has been developed to help fleet managers fulfil their duty of care obligations when employing foreign drivers.

The course aims to familiarise foreign licence holders with the UK’s rules of the road.

The one-day course, which has been developed by Peak Performance, includes a structured introduction to driving in the UK, vehicle familiarisation and safety checks covering the type of vehicle to be driven, a licence review and eyesight check, and a practical assessment of each driver’s current driving practices and agreement of key development objectives for that individual.

“In addition to drivers visiting the UK, British companies are also employing foreign nationals in increasing numbers and many are driving either as their job or as part of it,” says Suzanne Linturn, sales and marketing director of Peak Performance.

“Differences in driving practices, signs and speed limits between the UK and the countries from which these people come can give rise to problems.

“The result is higher accident rates amongst this group of drivers, which can have many consequences.”

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