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BT re-launch friends and family safe driving program

With UK Road Safety Week now upon us, British Telecommunications has reaffirmed its commitment to community road safety by re-launching its Family and Friends Road Safety program, now in its 5th year of operation.

Many road collisions happen close to home, often within the communities in which we live and work. This means that safety in the workplace can also have a major impact on its people, their family and community while at home.

BT is therefore asking all its people to take road safety home with them, and to engage their family (including brothers, children, sisters, friends, husbands, nannies, partners, sons, daughters, spouses and wives) in driving safely at all times.

Now into its 5th year, it is urging more people to take part.

It is also urging its people to ask their family and friends to think about the following important questions:

  • Do they have a valid driving licence?
  • Have they read the Highway Code recently?
  • Do they drive carefully at all times?
  • Is the vehicle they drive road worthy and legal (insurance, tax, certificates, etc)?
  • What can you do to help your family and community members be safer on the road?
  • What things have you learnt at work that is useful for safe driving in your day to day home life?
  • Have they undertaken any driver assessment or training since passing their test?
  • Do you feel safe while travelling with them?
  • How will their driving affect you own personal insurance premium and resale value of your vehicle?
  • How good is their use of mirrors, brakes, signals, steering, clutch, gears, speed, safety space, vehicle positioning and road junctions?
  • How safe are their parking, manoeuvring, following and hazard perception techniques?

Ed Dubens, global ceo of Interactive Driving Systems said: “We are delighted to be able to assist BT with its family and friends safe driving program for the 5th consecutive year. Online modules via Virtual Risk Manager, such as One More Second, are the perfect tool for this purpose”.

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