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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 as well as develop tools for future use.


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 UK 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 Scott Davidson on: +44 (0)117 9175014 or [email protected].

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.