Road Safety Resources for Drivers

Whether its commuting, popping to the shops, taking the kids out or going to work, driving is an essential part of personal, family and work life for millions of us. It can be enjoyable and pleasant, but it can also be stressful and dangerous. Virtually every road crash involves at least one driver.

Free Resources

Sharing the road

Sharing the Road

This free downloadable presentation comes complete with lesson notes and evaluation sheet. It looks at where and when cyclists are most at risk, considers what actions drivers can take to minimise the chances of either colliding with a cyclist or getting into a verbal confrontation. The presentation explains what actions cyclist take and why. By having a greater understanding of each other's needs drivers and cyclists can thereby share the roads more safely together.

Rural young drivers

Rural Young Drivers and Passengers

This free downloadable PowerPoint presentation comes complete with lesson notes and evaluation sheet and highlights the dangers young drivers face and their passengers face when travelling on rural roads.

Older Drivers

Older Drivers Website

Advice to help older drivers to continue driving safely for as long as possible. Visit: www.olderdrivers.org.uk

Sharing the Road

Sharing the Road

Simple safety tips for drivers and cyclists on how we can share our roads together.

Driving for Work: Film

Driving for Work: Film

Free to view online. "Driving for Work" is a short film designed to raise awareness about the risks faced and created by people who drive for work.

Top Ten Tips for Staying Within the Limit

Top Ten Tips to Stay Within the Speed Limit

Top Ten Tips - Simple and practical things drivers who find it difficult to stay within speed limits can do to help themselves. Free to download.

Volunteer Driver's Handbook

Volunteer Driver's Handbook

When anyone drives for work, including people who do so as volunteers, both the employer and the individual employee or volunteer share the responsibility of making sure that the risks are properly identified and managed. Free to download.

Parents and Young Drivers

Parents and Young Drivers

An A4 leaflet highlighting the most common risks for young drivers. It includes a Safer Driving Agreement for parents and young drivers to use. Free to download.

Helping Young People Learn To Drive

Helping Young People Learn To Drive

Advice for parents and others who are helping their children learn to drive by supervising them during private practice. Free to download.

Carrying Other People's Children Safely

Carrying Other People's Children Safely

A booklet giving advice about using child seats and seat belts for anyone who transports other people's children in a car, taxi, bus or coach.

Refresher Driver Training Report

Refresher Driver Training Report

A report of surveys conducted with drivers and training providers to assess awareness and views about refresher driver training. Free to download.

Drivers and Vulnerable Road Users

Drivers and Vulnerable Road Users

A simple leaflet aimed at drivers to raise awareness of the dangers of bad driving in the presence of vulnerable road users and to encourage better driving behaviour. Free to download.

Carrying Pets Safely

Carrying Pets Safely

A leaflet giving advice on how to carry pets safely in cars and the types of restraints and carriers available. Free to download.

Safer Journey Planner

Safer Journey Planner

Advice for drivers on how to plan safe jouneys and avoid falling asleep at the wheel. Free to download.

Choosing Safer Vehicles

Choosing Safer Vehicles

A checklist of things to consider when buying a new or second-hand car. Free to download.

A Car Buyer's A to Z Guide of Vehicle Safety Jargon

A Car Buyer's A to Z Guide of Vehicle Safety Jargon

A list of the terminology used to describe safety features of vehicles with explanations and advice.

Promoting Refresher Driver Training Toolkit

Promoting Refresher Driver Training Toolkit

This Toolkit is designed to help anyone who provides or promotes driver training to: raise awareness about the existence of refresher driver training explain what it involves, promote its benefits and suggest ways to overcome deterrents to undertaking further driver training.

Children In and Around Cars

Children In and Around Cars

Advice about how to avoid the dangers of children being hit by cars reversing on driveways and to ensure that children are not able to get hold of the car keys. Free to download.

Children In and Around Cars - Report

Children In and Around Cars - Report

A report of evidence, including the results of an online survey, about the dangers of children being hit by cars reversing on driveways and children being injured when left alone in cars. Free to download.

Get More From Your Driving

Get More From Your Driving

Advice for experienced drivers about refresher driver training courses. We all develop our own driving style and bad habits over time, and many of us would fail the Driving Test if we re-took it today. We would all benefit from refresher training every few years to review and update our driving skills and attitudes.

Other Resources and Services

RoADTest

RoADTest

The RoSPA Occupational Advanced Driving Test (RoADTest) is the only test designed specifically to meet the unique needs of business drivers, consisting of a flexible modular training programme, culminating in a test.

MyDrive Driver Telematics

Driver Telematics

The use of driver telematics will become much more widespread over the next few years. The technology, which includes "black boxes" fitted to cars and has also been rolled out via mobile apps, helps to monitor real driving behaviour. To investigate and evaluate the potential uses of telematics, RoSPA is working in partnership with MyDrive Solutions, an insurance telematics specialist.


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