What is Safe Urban Driving? 2017-01-11T14:53:47+00:00

WHAT IS SAFE URBAN DRIVING?

What is Safe Urban Driving?

The Safe Urban Driving course focuses on driving in urban areas and specifically vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. It is the first and original Driver CPC approved course in the UK to include practical on-road cycle training.

Vulnerable roads users include cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians (in particular children and the elderly), as well as horse riders. Pedestrians can dash into the road unexpectedly, have difficulty hearing or seeing traffic, or have disability or mobility issues, putting them at increased risk. Motorcyclists and cyclists are also extremely vulnerable and are most at risk at junctions, as they can be difficult to see in vehicle blind spots.

Safe Urban Driving is an essential training course providing HGV and PSV drivers with the knowledge, skills and defensive driving techniques to deal with the ever increasing challenges of driving within the busy urban environment. The course introduces various vehicle technologies that are available to detect the presence of vulnerable road users in close proximity of vehicles and help drivers avoid incidents.

Course Objectives:

  • To outline how and why city streetscapes are changing
  • To identify road users who are vulnerable and why
  • To highlight a driver’s responsibilities
  • To promote techniques and technology to improve road safety
  • To gain experience of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
  • To review attitudes through reflection and critique to improve driving practices

Safe Urban Driving meets the requirements of:

  • Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) standard
  • Managing Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) contractual requirements
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) – Silver

Attending the course can also contribute a full day towards the 35 hours Driver CPC that professional drivers need to complete.

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