Organisations are increasingly aware of the business case for introducing road safety management programmes to reduce work-related road risk. The many benefits include cutting preventable injuries, mitigating losses associated with collisions and boosting corporate social responsibility efforts1.
The focus of this report is to give an overview of the issues specific to managing young drivers at work. Evidence shows that young people have the highest collision involvement of any road user group2. This report looks into the direct and indirect factors associated with higher collision rates of young drivers at work and makes recommendations on how to assess and mitigate the specific risks associated with this group.
The report begins with a look at the data, to assess the nature and scale of the challenge. This is followed by an overview of the most common risk factors and how they impact on younger drivers. Risk assessment for this group is also examined, together with management issues including recruitment policies. Some recommendations are also given on vehicle choice and in-vehicle technologies that can help mitigate the risks linked to, for example, speeding, intoxicants (drugs and alcohol) and fatigue.
Case studies highlighting how real businesses from across Europe have been tackling the risks associated with young drivers can be found throughout the report, as well as recommendations and links to further information on other aspects of work related road safety management (WRRSM).