Whilst drivers’ hours regulations are a well-established means of cutting the risk of truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel, those regulations take little account of the ‘body clock’ and that at certain times of the day, drivers can come over sleepy even though they have adhered to the regulations. More worrying still is the […]

June 27, 2019

DRIVER CPC AT YOUR PREMISES – Are your drivers up to date?

Safedrive offer Driver CPC at your premises* for up to 10 drivers – at a reasonable rate. If you have a team of drivers or if you have a group of associates that you can gather together this would be a perfect way to gain some of your Driver CPC hours. Our courses are all 7hr […]

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June 10, 2019

FORS – Associate

Towergate Insurance – Motor Division ( Safedrive) Towergate Insurance – Motor Division have long been serving the insurance needs of businesses dependent on commercial vehicle for their livelihoods – from single vehicle owner drivers to those operating fleets of any size, type or composition. Driven by a risk management approach, delivered by a team with […]

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February 22, 2019

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Driver CPC – do you know the facts?

The deadline for Driver CPC has passed and all the drivers who completed the required 35hrs will have received their DQC cards. If you haven’t and you believe that you have done all the required hours then you must register to check your hours and see where you are at and chase what you believe […]

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February 11, 2019

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Mobile Phones

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile phones. Following the March THINK! campaign, awareness of the penalties increased by 89%, and 47% of those that had […]

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The Invisible Cyclist

  You’d think that things we see infrequently would be the things that would grab our attention, wouldn’t you? You might think that – but it isn’t true. Things we see infrequently are the things we most often miss – that’s why airport baggage screeners often miss guns and doctors often miss tumours on X-rays. […]

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August 11, 2018

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Driving while Dehydrated – As bad as Drunk Driving?

  Listen to any weather update this week and you’ll hear it – another heatwave is coming to the UK, with expected highs of over 30 degrees. This year the UK has already experienced some of the hottest weather in over 30 years, and with it came the usual onslaught of warnings relating to driving, […]

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August 7, 2018

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The Importance of Licence Checking

When running a fleet, it can seem next to impossible to keep track of your drivers’ information. Checking which drivers have licences that are expired or need updating, or those that may have points or disqualifications can often seem like a monumental task. This is particularly true for larger fleets that may have dozens, or […]

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June 30, 2018

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Brake : Road Safety Week 2017

    20th  – 24th November marks the BRAKE Charity’s Road Safety Week campaign. This annual campaign involves a number of events at schools and businesses across the country. Each year, BRAKE picks out a theme for the campaign. This year, that’s Speed Down Save Lives – and they’re challenging drivers, passengers and other road users […]

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November 16, 2017

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