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Arval launches road safety event

Arval is taking its road safety event on the road this summer covering many aspects of road safety such as driver education, cost management and businesses’ legal obligations.

The free event is open to all businesses regardless of size, and takes place on Wednesday July 7th.

According to ORSA (the Occupational Road Safety Alliance) drivers using vehicles for business purposes are 49% more likely to be involved in a road traffic collision, and with the Health & Safety Executive reporting some 20 deaths every week in work related journeys, it is clear that road safety is a real issue for the business community. The Arval event is designed to improve business understanding of road safety measures, so through education and practical programmes, such shocking figures can start to be tackled.

Tracey Scarr, Arval’s fleet & road safety manager says: “Arval has invested heavily in road safety programmes to mitigate the road risks that our company car drivers, our other employees and our customers face. The road safety seminars form part of this program which has allowed us to win a number of prestigious safety training awards.

“Companies that take the road safety issues of employees seriously will see real benefit in a number of key areas including staff wellbeing, reduced accident numbers, enhanced reputation and cost control.

“The road safety event is a unique opportunity for all businesses to listen to experts and gain valuable knowledge on important areas, such as the legal responsibilities that companies hold when it comes to workers who drive on business. Our previous events have been extremely well attended as companies have sought clarification and advice from real experts. We expect businesses to respond positively to this opportunity that won’t cost anything but their time.”

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