Home Menu Search

One More Second: a course aiming for safer behaviours behind the wheel

21 July 2017

Story from Fleet News

Edriving has launched One More Second, a two-hour online course to train, educate and motivate new and experienced fleet drivers to adopt safer behaviours behind the wheel.

The course was initially launched in the United states in response to demand, but has now been tailored for UK drivers.

Edriving says it reinforces the core principles of defensive driving:

  • anticipating other drivers’ actions
  • identifying threats before they become problems
  • avoiding risk taking driving behaviour that leads to distraction

Ed Dubens, executive vice-president of eDriving’s fleet division, said, “It starts with awareness. Certainly all drivers are going to experience frustration, impatience, lack of focus, and even occasional anger while driving.The goal is to equip drivers with tools to manage their emotions, challenges, and choices before they lead to destructive actions.

“Even the course name underscores our focus on activating meaningful awareness that motivates lasting behavioural change – adding one more second to a driver’s safe following distance literally reduces the chance of collision by up to two-thirds.”

The two-hour course provides companies and organisations with interactive content that aims to ensure drivers remain fully engaged.

Its interactive exercises include full-motion video ‘journeys’ that help drivers explore the types of hazards they are likely to encounter in city, motorway and suburban settings.

Hazard identification scanning exercises in full-motion video help drivers practice spotting threats before they become unavoidable dangers.

The course also includes knowledge checks and learning checklists along the way.

 

 

Related news, events and information

New Video with advice on fatigue

13 June 2012 – GEM Motoring Assist, has launched a new video advising drivers on how to avoid the dangers of fatigue. The...

Fleet drivers reminded about information disclosure to employers

22 August 2008 – Risk experts at Masterlease are warning fleet managers that company car drivers who do not report serious...

Safe Rider training course celebrates 20th anniversary.

17 April 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. Norfolk Police and Norfolk County Council's road safety team are celebrating the...

Wolseley champions National Road Safety Week 2008

31 October 2008 – Wolseley, one of the Driving for Better Business Champions, is again embracing community initiatives during...

Reservists get exemption from EU drivers' hours rules

24 February 2009 – The Department for Transport has announced that Territorial Army reservists who drive for a living can take...

THINK! drink drive Christmas campaign results

14 April 2016 – The Government campaign, ButAlive, launched in December 2015, focussed on the danger of drinking a second drink...

Fleet managers and drivers urged to move forward on safe reversing

3 March 2008 – Across the global motor fleet industry, REVERSING incidents are invariably one of the top 5 collision types...

HR departments are failing fleets

1 June 2006 – Fleet NewsNet reports that some firms that use human resource departments to run their fleets are giving...

Motorway crash broken neck victim uses experience to transform employer into road safety fleet champion

23 February 2010 – Suffering a broken neck in a road crash has given fleet manager Leigh Stiff a unique insight into why all...