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Young workers should be trained for road at recruitment stage

24th September 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Bosses should consider the experience of young drivers at work during the recruitment stage, it has been suggested.

A study by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) discovered that there are issues when it comes to young driver experience, particularly with vehicles such as vans.

These youthful motorists make up a predicted eight per cent of licence holders, but are involved in roughly 25 per cent of road accidents, making them more likely to be hurt behind the wheel than any other age group.

Kathleen Braidwood, RoSPA Scotland’s road safety officer, said: "It is estimated that one in three crashes involves a vehicle being driven for work. Company car drivers are around 50 per cent more likely to crash per mile and are more likely to be the party legally responsible for causing a crash."

With this in mind, it is advisable for bosses to analyse the driving skills of young workers as soon as possible.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801454949-ADNFCR


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