What is Decision Driver Training?
Decision Driving is a system that encourages drivers to think about their actions and decisions on the road. A clear thought process reduces the risk of accidents.
The Decision Driving Method
Decision Driving recognises that the most significant factor affecting drivers’ exposure to risk is the quality of their decision making. Prior to every collision, at least one driver makes one or more poor driving decisions.
The Decision Driving method develops information gathering and assessment skills, and promotes the use of proven space management response to each ‘potential collision type’. Decision Driving encourages drivers to be creative and to proactively manage the situation around their vehicles.
Why improve driver skills?
Statistics show that over 90% of all road crashes are the result of HUMAN ERROR and approximately 30% involve “DRIVIING FOR WORK”.
What are the main causes of collisions?
- Poor Concentration
- Mobile Phones
- Fixation on Deadlines
How can organisations manage their fleet?
Employers can effectively manage their fleet by putting procedures in place to ensure that their employees are not at risk during work-related driving activities. This includes conducting risk assessments and ensuring that work journeys are safe, suitable vehicles are used and that drivers are competent to drive.
When was the Penalty Points System introduced?
The Penalty Points System was introduced on 31st October 2002. There are now 42 road traffic offences which attract penalty points. Most insurance companies will refuse cover for those with 4 – 6 penalty points. This can place key personnel off the road and disrupt business activity.