Van Driver Safety – Addressing the Human Factors of Risk
Speaker: Rebecca Ashton, Head of policy and research for IAM RoadSmart
The growing number of vans on the nation’s roads means a growing number of new van drivers. What are the challenges they face, and what can employers do to ensure that van drivers – many of whom are young or inexperienced – remain safe on the roads?
Rebecca's presentation will look at how levels of van use have changed over the 2-3 years and why vans are involved in a disproportionately high number of other-road-user deaths.
About Rebecca Ashton
A former trainer of fleet driving instructors, Rebecca Ashton is now a member of IAM RoadSmart’s Policy & Research division, specialising in driver behaviour. Rebecca also supports IAM RoadSmart’s lobbying efforts and is a media spokesperson for the organisation on matters of public road safety policy and driving standards.