Road Safety Week – Understanding the effects of driving fatigue

25 Nov 2016

As we manage more than 500 chauffeurs on UK roads, we ensure they are fully aware of the risks of driving whilst tired. Our in-depth EDI-accredited chauffeur training programme is second-to-none in the industry. Throughout this induction, a strong emphasis is placed on road safety, and chauffeurs are given practical and theoretical training in how to mitigate road risk, which includes having sufficient rest.

A quarter of all crashes on main roads causing death or serious injury in Britain are tiredness-related, with motorways and dual carriageways particularly high-risk.

Too little sleep drastically affects your ability to drive safely - increasing reaction times, reducing attention, and reducing your ability to control the vehicle. Research has suggested that driving while tired can be as dangerous as drink-driving.

Our comprehensive chauffeur induction programme covers everything from incident avoidance techniques, to cycle awareness, and managing fatigue. A dedicated training team leads all practical sessions and our Road Safety Manager presents several theoretical modules.

From our superb chauffeur training programme to our innovative in-car technology, there are many facets of our management of road risk operation that place Tristar at the forefront of the industry for road risk. We have been determined to maintain and raise our road safety standards even higher.

It is our commitment to safety which has been recognised and rewarded by RoSPA with their prestigious Gold Award for Management of Road Risk and Silver Award for Occupational Health and Safety.