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.
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.
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 (PDF 145 kb)
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 (PDF 233kb). Printed copies can be purchased from the RoSPA Web Shop. Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.
Carrying Other People's
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. Printed copies can be purchased from the RoSPA Web Shop. Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.
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 (PDF 285 kb)
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.
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 (PDF 133 kb)
Safer Journey Planner
Advice for drivers on how to plan safe jouneys and avoid falling asleep at the wheel. Free to download (PDF 108 kb)
Choosing Safer Vehicles
A checklist of things to consider when buying a new or second-hand car. Free to download (PDF 492kb)
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
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 (PDF 43kb)
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 (PDF 203kb)
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Using Sat Navs Safely
A leaflet giving advice on how to get the best out of your Sat Nav and avoid the risks that can sometimes come with them. Printed copies can be purchased from the RoSPA Web Shop.
RoADTest [Driver & Fleet]
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.
Top Ten Tips to Stay
Within the Limit Poster
RoSPA have produced a new poster to illustrate our Top 10 Tips to help drivers stay within the Speed Limit. The poster (size 20’ x 30’) highlights some simple and practical things drivers who find it difficult to stay with speed limits can do to help themselves. Available for purchase in the RoSPA Web Shop.
Safer Driving for Work Handbook
In response to popular demand, RoSPA has produced a completely updated and brand new ‘Driving for Work Handbook’. This compact booklet is ideal as an induction and ongoing driver education tool containing all the information a driver needs to help keep them safe on the road. Available to purchase online in the RoSPA Web Shop. Price: £17.50 Sold in packs of 10.
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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