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Only 17% of fleet drivers understand implications of new drug driving legislation

That’s according to a survey, conducted by DriverConnex, which has developed an easy to use app to help employees and their employers stay safe and compliant under the new laws.

The study found that while 52% of drivers are aware of the new legislation, only 17% actually understood the implications of the legislation.

It also revealed that employers need to do more to ensure their employees are complying with essential HSE guidance on driving at work. Nearly 60% of employees stated their employer had never checked their driving licence and in over 70% of cases their employer never checked if they complied with the Highway Code when driving.

As a result, DriverConnex has launched a ‘Check-Up’. The app provides a quick and simple process for employees to make declarations covering the key safety and compliance issues, pertinent to employees who routinely drive for work purposes.

Chris Clibbery, commercial director of DriverConnex, commented: “During the development process we spoke to a number of SME companies worried that they do not have adequate procedures for checking that employees where following correct procedures when driving for work. They could see the app as the perfect solution.”

The DriverConnex Check-Up app is available now to download on the app store with an annual subscription of £8.99. An Android version is also available.

 

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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.