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New online training module to tackle ‘bridge strikes’

A new driver training module is now available from E-Training World to help vehicle operators reduce bridge strikes.

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According to Network Rail, railways suffer almost 2,000 bridge strikes every year

Figures from Network Rail indicate that railways suffer almost 2,000 bridge strikes every year, costing the taxpayer some £23m, and according to Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s sales and marketing director, driver error is usually the cause.

The new e-module highlights to dangers the costs and dangers caused by bridge strikes and looks to minimise the chances of a driver ever striking a bridge again by focusing on the wide range of factors that contribute.

“It includes advice when driving towards arched bridges, being sure about your vehicle height, route planning, the meaning of warning signs at low bridges, driver attitude in general, and the fines, prosecutions and potential costs to both the driver and the company of a vehicle hitting a bridge,” explained Mosley.

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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.