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Fleets offered chance to participate in free tailgating pilot

The Transport Research Laboratory is seeking fleets to sign up to a free pilot on tailgating that could help reduce accidents and business costs.

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The pilot will examine how education on tailgating can impact drivers’ behaviour.

Tailgating is believed to be a contributory factor in a significant number of collisions and the pilot, which is funded by the Road Safety Trust, will explore how education on the dangers of tailgating will impact on drivers’ behaviour. 

TRL is seeking businesses running car or LCV fleets with young, male drivers who undertake regular driving during work, with significant mileage on motorways and major roads.

Over an eight-week period, the selected drivers will undertake a 90-minute, interactive workshop exploring tailgating behaviour as well as ongoing communications to record progress. At the end of the trial, a 50-minute teleconference will review how drivers found it and explore progress in their own close following behaviour.

After the pilot, TRL will analyse all data collected from drivers. It will then provide a report to the Road Safety Trust, evaluating the pilot’s effectiveness, which will also be sent to participating employers.

For more details of participating in this trial, contact either: Steve Willis, [email protected], 07436 270345 or Samantha Jones, [email protected], 07776 993453.

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