Driving for work is a high-risk activity. In fact, people who drive for work are 40% more likely than other drivers to be involved in a collision. It is estimated that driving for work accounts for involvement in up to 1 in 3 road collisions every year.
In addition to the human cost, driving for work incidents create a financial burden for employers from vehicle repair costs, worker absence, third party claims and lost business opportunities. Driving for work also poses risks for fellow workers, members of the public and road-users, especially vulnerable road-users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
To address this, the RSA, HSA and An Garda Síochána have developed a number of resources to help you to develop and implement safe driving practices in your company or organisation. Remember employers, managers and supervisors must, by law, manage the risks that employees face and create when they drive for work.