Work related road safety
Last updated: 06/02/2014
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Work Related Road Safety does not just apply to those people who
drive as part of their job, but also everyone that manages drivers.
On average 65% of all company vehicles will be involved in a
collision over the next 12 months according to the
To highlight the seriousness of this issue, Road Safety has
produced a series of maps displaying all road casualties in
Cornwall from 01/04/2008 to 31/03/2013. The maps are split into
four regions allowing individual roads to be identified. As an
employer or employee these maps can assist you in identifying the
casualty numbers on the routes you travel most frequently.
Note. These maps are in pdf format and are fairly large (up to
9mb) which may take some time to download on slow connections.
Please contact us on the address below if you experience any issues
The latest Work Related Road Safety newsletter is all
Check the speed limits of each of your
vehicles. They vary depending whether they are a car, van or
other. You can download a full table of vehicle type speed
limits via the following link: full table
of vehicle type speed limits.
Spot the difference? Two lanes and dual
carriageways aren’t the same if there is no central
Caught speeding? You’ll face a minimum £60 fine
and three penalty points. This can be increased to a £2,000 fine,
six points and a driving ban for serious offences. It will stay on
your license for years, affecting your insurance premium.
Lots of points? You can be deemed high risk by
your company’s insurers, increasing their premium. This may have an
impact on your employability. Reach 12 points and lose your license
and you could lose your job.
In a company car and involved in a crash? The
H&S at Work Act (1974) requires employers to ensure the safety
of their employees, including whilst driving for work. This
requires more than just obeying road traffic legislation. If an
employee is involved in a car crash the employer must prove they
have taken all reasonably steps to prevent this. Make sure they
Cornwall’s Road Safety Unit also offer completely
free workshops to local businesses. These cover general
and specific road safety issues and can be tailored to your
- Not sure about your company’s driving policy?
- Concerns about specific drivers?
- Want to reduce your insurance premiums?
Simply contact us using the details below.
Protecting your business is our business and it’s
If you would like to access any of our services please
contact the road safety team on 01872 327340.
Alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the legal requirements for Work Related Road
Safety, along with advice on risk assessments, please view
HSE's Driving at Work
Driving at Work pdf includes a sample work related road
safety policy to get you started, and also some advice and
This is a more condensed
version of the above leaflet created by Cornwall Council.