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Business drivers remain at high risk

13 January 2016

Company drivers who drive more than 80% of their annual mileage on work related journeys are 50% more likely to have an accident than similar drivers who do no work related mileage.

About 300 people are killed each year as a result of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. About 4 in 10 tiredness-related crashes involve someone driving a commercial vehicle.

The annual risk of dying in a road accident while driving for business reasons is significantly greater than the risk of dying as a result of all other workplace accidents.

Business drivers have collision rates that are 30-40% higher than those of private drivers.

Employers have a legal duty to have a Driving for Work policy for their employees.

There is a strong business case for managing employees who drive for work. Businesses which do so see a significant reduction in risk, save considerably on cost.

Lear more about the research behind these facts at The Road Safety Observatory

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