Vauxhall has won the Company Driver Safety Award for Excellence at this year's Brake awards.
As the only motor manufacturer, Vauxhall had been shortlisted for a total of three awards, which also included the Road Risk Manager of the Year Award and the Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award.
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at Brake, said: “The Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence 2010 was a great success with record breaking level of entries and attendance.
“We at Brake are thrilled to be able to publicly recognise and reward those organisations setting the standards for fleet safety and helping to drive down crash and casualty rates. We congratulate all of the winners on their well-deserved awards.”
Vauxhall's Simon Monk, company vehicle operations manager, had taken the lead in the company's endeavours to encourage safe driving practices amongst all Vauxhall employees.
"I am absolutely delighted," said Monk as he received the trophy. "This really validates the work we have collectively done over the last five years to improve our employees' driver safety."
To read more on this year’s Brake awards, see the August 5th edition of Fleet News.