BUSINESS BOSSES TALK ABOUT DRIVER SAFETY AWARENESS COURSE
A senior bank official and a partner in a tax firm have both praised an initiative to launch driver safety awareness courses for the “every day” motorist in the UK.
Ian Priest, business partner at Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Worcester and Duncan Montgomery, a tax partner with Whittingham Riddell, of Shrewsbury, were among the first 30 drivers to test a new course run by national driver trainers, TTC Automotive, part of the TTC Group.
Mr Montgmomery said he would recommend the course and had asked his HR department for it to be included as a “soft skills” option for their staff who cover many business miles.
“The course was excellent and made a noticeable improvement to my driving from the moment it closed. Observation and awareness were all better and the tips on how to drive more safely were much appreciated. I have the course workbook in my glove compartment for referral.
“The trainer was very able and kept the course light and enthused the participants.”
Mr Priest said that he welcomed a course contributing to road safety and aimed at reducing accidents as road safety was “a major concern to all of us.”
“Driver training is key to improving road safety and every driver would benefit no matter how many years they have been driving.
“From a business perspective, health and safety requirements place a great deal of onus on employers to ensure that they have due consideration for their employees and others safety. This includes when they are driving their own cars on company business.
“Personally I found the session very interesting and it certainly challenged my perception of my own driving and observation skills. I am certain it will make me a safer driver.”
TTC Automotive aims to improve the driver safety of individuals by highlighting the dangers on UK roads where 2,222 people were killed and more than 220,000 injured last year.
Courses are being held at TTC’s HQ in Telford and in the New Year they will be rolled out across the UK with the aim of equipping drivers with an insight into how to make themselves safer on the roads.
For more information please contact TTC Automotive on 0333 8000 222 or visit the website at www.ttcautomotive.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org