A new online course, which will hopefully save drivers a fine, penalty points and even their job in the future, is one of the new modular programmes launched this year by E-Training World to tackle specific driving traits which can prove costly for companies and their drivers.
“As well as being a danger to other road users, drivers penalised for speeding are a real concern to companies,” said Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s director of sales & marketing. “Because too many points on their licence ultimately means they could be suspended from driving and unable to carry out their duties.
“Whether it’s a sales person, field engineer or delivery driver this is catastrophic because either you are left paying a salary to someone who cannot fulfil their work obligations or, if you are contractually allowed to, you dismiss them and have to endure the costly and time-consuming recruitment and training process.”
Drivers speed for many reasons. This can be down to poor time management and advance planning which results in them trying to catch up on lost time, attempting to cram too much into one day, being put under too much pressure by their boss, a lack of speed awareness which means they drift over the legal limit, or simply because they enjoy driving fast and don’t believe they’ll be caught.
“We’ve often been asked by companies what they should do when drivers get points on their licence and this is the perfect solution,” concluded Mosley. “Better still, it has the flexibility for companies to include some of their own policy questions in too making it an effective resource for fleet operators.”