Top racing driver calls on fleet drivers to ‘make the pledge’ to drive safely
VGroup International is calling on fleets to join its own employees, including top racing driver James Nash, to back Road Safety Week and ‘make the pledge’ to drive safely.
Organised by road safety charity Brake, this year’s Road Safety Week (21-27 November) calls on drivers to make the six-point Brake Pledge and to help stop the five deaths and 62 serious injuries that occur daily on UK roads.
All employees at VGroup, which supplies more than 300,000 roadside assistance and motoring first aid kits to fleets a year, have made the Brake Pledge, including James Nash, VGroup International operation director and professional racing driver. Nash is the focus of a new 64-second video made especially for Road Safety Week in which he makes the Brake Pledge and calls on all other drivers to take his lead.
Nash is currently competing in the 2016 TCR International Series and has previously raced in numerous championships including the British Touring Car Championship and World Touring Car Championship.
He believes grey fleet, company car and commercial vehicle drivers can learn much from professional racing drivers and help cut the toll of death and injury on Britain’s roads.
Nash said: “Racing is all about not taking risks because it is important to finish a race, being fully focused on the road ahead and driving to the conditions. It’s exactly the same away from the race track when driving on the roads everyone travels on daily.
“If all drivers make the Brake Pledge and commit to the six points every time they get behind the wheel, together we can make Britain’s roads safer for everyone.”