FREE advice for businesses on how to better manage their fleets and vehicles to reduce both costs and the risk of accidents is being made available through a new partnership between Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and Driving for Better Business (DfBB).
The DfBB programme offers online tools and resources, to take business owners, company directors and fleet managers through seven steps to better driver management.
The tookit is designed to help make long-term sustainable improvements in risk management that will lead to reductions in collisions, the ability to control operational costs, and the confidence to fulfil legal requirements.
It is free to use and contains useful online tools and resources to help businesses and organisations as they evaluate practices, strengthen culture enhanced performance, and demonstrate leadership in the management of work-related road risk.
TfWM, which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), is responsible for monitoring and improving road safety while looking after the 23 busiest routes in the region, known as the Key Route Network.
Darren Divall, regional road safety manager for TfWM, said: “Analysis of our regional road casualty figures show that between 2017 and 2021 there were 193 killed and seriously injured road casualties involving a goods vehicle.
“Alarmingly, over 60 per cent of the casualties were pedestrians with 27 per cent being the driver of the vehicle.
“Far too many road users are killed or injured in collisions involving someone who is at work. Road safety is a shared responsibility, and we all have our part to play.”
Visit https://www.tfwm.org.uk/plan-your-journey/ways-to-travel/driving-in-the-west-midlands/ for more information.