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Brake offers free webinar on managing driver distraction

Road safety charity Brake is running a free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on the importance of eliminating and mitigating the distraction of communication technology in vehicles.

The webinar will be delivered by Brake Professional, Brake’s membership service for professionals working in the field of fleet safety.

Brake Professional shares training, tools, and guidance on global fleet safety best practice with its members, as well as networking and development opportunities.

The Eliminating Driver Distraction in your Fleet webinar provides an insight into the dangers of technology on today’s roads, and will provide guidance on how to make the business case for managing driver distraction to the board.

Leading transport safety academics and fleet risk managers will discuss the addictiveness and distractions of different technologies, as well as a case study about banning all at-wheel phone use – including hands-free. Speakers will present an overview of the risks of using technology behind the wheel, particularly in commercial fleets, as well as an in depth look at the consequences of driver distraction.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Attendance is free, and you can register by emailing professional@brake.org.uk, or booking online.

Zari’aat Masood, professional engagement officer at Brake, said: “Drivers who use a hands-free or hand-held device at the wheel have been found to be four times more likely to be in a crash than drivers who are not distracted.

"It is vital that fleet managers are eliminating the threat of a crash by implementing strong policies, and I would encourage anyone with responsibility for at-work drivers to register for this crucial webinar.” 

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