Free webinar to help fleets curb drug driving
Road safety charity Brake is organising a free hour-long webinar for fleet professionals, addressing the issue of drug-impaired driving.
Part of the Global Fleet Champions initiative, the event will be held between 2pm and 3pm on Tuesday 6 July. Presentations from experts at Road Safety Smart, Freight Link Europe and sponsor D.tec International will address the effects of drug driving, risks for organisations and the importance of testing, alongside preventative policies for fleets.
Scott Williams, head of programme delivery at Brake, said: “Drivers who are impaired by drugs, whether illegal or prescription, are never fit to be in control of a vehicle. Any drug-driver presents a serious risk to your fleet’s safety and reputation, and is a danger to other road users. Robust drug policies and procedures are vital for ensuring all your employees are safe to be behind the wheel.”
Ean Lewin, managing director at D.tec International, added: “Society and employers now realise that drink driving is dangerous and unacceptable, however as a nation we need to realise that drug driving is worse and act now. We would advise all Fleet Professionals to consider the sufficiency of their current Drug and Alcohol process and how it protects both the company and individuals from potential prosecution.”
The event is open to all fleet professionals, and registration is open here.