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Free safety seminars may go nationwide

The Department for Transport (DfT) could offer free road safety seminars to fleets across the country following a pilot scheme. 

The move comes as the DfT explores new ways of delivering best practice in road safety policy to fleet managers and businesses operating company fleets.

It recently awarded Cambridgeshire County Council £93,000 to allow it to offer a series of free road safety policy seminars to assist fleet managers in writing their own road safety policy and to manage work-related road safety.

The grant money was taken from the DfT’s road safety fund and the Cambridgeshire bid was the only one specifically targeted at improving at-work driver safety.

“If the feedback is positive from the seminars we will look at the results with a view to seeing how they can be replicated nationally,” explained a DfT spokesperson.

The seminars are timed to coincide with the introduction of the new Corporate Manslaughter Act, which will shift prosecution from individuals to companies.

The first seminar attracted managers and directors from 25 companies across Cambridgeshire.

Places are still available for the remaining seven seminars, which run until April 24, and are free to any company within the county.

To book, contact the road safety team on 01480 375105 or email: jenny.stannard@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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