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Brake invites employers to take part in fleet safety survey

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Brake, the road safety charity, is inviting all organisations with employees who drive for work to take part in its annual fleet safety survey.

The survey, conducted by Brake Professional with the support of the Licence Bureau, will focus on your organisation's policies and procedures on managing driver distraction caused by mobile phones and other technology in your fleet.

Taking part in the fleet safety survey is free and anonymous, and provides organisations with an opportunity to benchmark themselves against industry safety standards.

All organisations who take part will receive a free copy of the survey report and results.

Brake’s 2016 survey was completed by more than 200 organisations operating fleets of various sizes and types, and with responsibility for thousands of drivers and vehicles.

“Combatting distracted driving should be a priority for all fleets,” said Zariaat Masood, professional engagement officer at Brake.

“We’re excited to announce that this year’s fleet survey will help gauge how organisations currently manage their risk.

“The survey is a great way for organisations to review their current fleet safety standing, and I’d encourage any organisation with at-work drivers to spend fifteen minutes completing the survey.”

Official figures show that at least 10 people are killed each week and 100 seriously injured in crashes involving people driving for work; taking part in the fleet safety survey is an ideal opportunity for organisations to identify ways to improve their occupational road risk management and take action to reduce the number of collisions on our roads involving at-work drivers, says Brake.

Mike Reed, marketing director at Licence Bureau, said: “It is important for responsible employers to ensure that staff driving for work are fully aware of the dangers of distracted driving.

“I welcome this survey as it will help to make any efforts to manage distracted driving easier and more efficient – which will benefit businesses and safety.”

To complete the fleet safety survey online, click here

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