Driving For Work

Driving For Work

Key Facts:

  • An estimated one third of road traffic collisions in Britain involve someone at work, excluding commuting journeys. The human and financial costs to families, businesses and the wider community are enormous.

  • For the majority of people, the most dangerous thing they do while at work is drive on the public highway (Helman et al., 2014).

  • The annual risk of dying in a road collision while driving for business reasons is greater than the risk of dying as a result of all other workplace accidents.

  • In 2015, over 5,000 people were killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions involving someone driving for work (RRCGB DfT, 2016).

  • Although vehicles over 7.5 tonnes operate in a strongly regulated environment, there remains a relatively high collision rate in this category (DfT, 2015).

  • In 2015, 68 people were killed in known fatigue-related incidents and around 10% of fatigue-related collisions involve someone driving a heavy goods vehicle (RRCGB DFT, 2016). Due to difficulties identifying fatigue as a contributory factor, the number of people involved in fatigue related road traffic collisions is likely to be higher.

  • Over 50% of business drivers regularly use a phone when driving and 88% said they felt a conflict between driving for work and answering work calls (Hilsop, 2012).

  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:08 AM
  • Last Update: 26 Jan 2017, 03:49 PM