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Licence Bureau launches driver safety training

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Licence Bureau has launched two new driver training courses to help fleet operators minimise incidents.

The Safe Driving and Driven to Distraction courses have been developed by Licence Bureau’s in-house training manager Martin Starkey, to bring together the latest thinking in driver education.

Malcolm Maycock, managing director of Licence Bureau, said: “We have launched these new courses in response to demand from company fleets

“During 2018, according to Department for Transport, more than three times as many people were killed in incidents involving a driver orrider driving for work than those killed in traditional ‘workplace’ industry groups.

“Driving for work is now very much a part of day-to-day life and we look forward to our courses going some way to reducing these casualty statistics.”

Licence Bureau’s Safe Driving workshop investigates why crashes occur using real world scenarios. The aim is for course attendees to develop new ways of thinking about driving risk and how they can avoid being involved in an incident. 

Driven to Distraction follows up on the safe driving course and helps to provide a new perspective on all the distractions drivers can face on the road and how the human brain processes information. The aim is to give drivers the skills to recognise and deal with risk from a new and invigorating perspective.

The classrooms sessions are highly interactive and last between 30 minutes and 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 16 participants.

Licence Bureau has developed 10 courses that aim to help companies remain compliant and optimise driver safety. Other courses cover speed awareness, route planning, night driving and eco driving.

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