Transport for London (TfL) driver training follow up reports released on Safe Urban Driving and Van Smart

Research shows 93% of drivers completing the Safe Urban Driving course state their understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users has improved as a result.

Transport for London (TfL) funds training for freight drivers in London to improve their awareness of vulnerable road users. The training delivered by Fleet Source, and other training providers is the only DCPC course to include practical on cycle training.

To measure the effectiveness of the training, TfL has completed a three-stage research process that started in 2016.  The three stages are immediate feedback, a three month and a twelve month follow up survey.

The research shows a positive impact on drivers’ attitudes towards vulnerable road users,  93% of respondents said that their understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users has improved as a result of the training.

The research also shows drivers are more aware of their responsibilities with 91% stating that their attitude towards vulnerable road users has improved and 92% of drivers say they will give more consideration to the issues faced by vulnerable road users.

“We are incredibly proud to be a part of improving driving standards in London and assisting with the safety of vulnerable road users,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director, Fleet Source. “The results of this project really are very positive and it is great to see that the Safe Urban Driving training continues to be perceived as useful by the drivers, as well as making them more aware of their responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to deliver this course on behalf of TfL and changing attitudes towards other road users,” Caesari concluded.

 

 

“We are incredibly proud to be a part of improving driving standards in London and assisting with the safety of vulnerable road users,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director, Fleet Source.

“The results of this project really are very positive and it is great to see that the Safe Urban Driving training continues to be perceived as useful by the drivers, as well as making them more aware of their responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to deliver this course on behalf of TfL and changing attitudes towards other road users,” Caesari concluded.

 

Further findings:

  • The proportion of drivers with access to a bike increases. Possibly an indication that the course is encouraging drivers to take up bike ownership with 19% of respondents cycling more 12 months after attending the course.
  • The research also found drivers are especially happy with the instructors and the delivery of the training. Nearly all agree that instructors were professional and experienced, clear communicators, engaging, interesting,  and approachable.

For more information on the Safe Urban Driving course, please visit Safe Urban Driving.  

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