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9% of Company Drivers are High Risk

After more than a decade of offering online driver risk assessments, E-Training World has found a steady trend from its system data revealing that on average 9% of company car, van and HGV drivers are high risk, 68% are medium risk and 23% low risk.

The data comes from E-Training World’s web based system that was one of the first to be launched in the fleet sector and has been used by some of the highest profile fleet operators in the UK, as well as many smaller companies with at-work drivers.

“Whilst some individual companies show variations to these figures, this trend is based upon average statistics across all drivers,” said Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, the online driver risk assessment and e-driver training specialists.

“The aim of any risk assessment is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a driver and establish what risk they pose when behind the wheel. Our system achieves that by taking the long-established methods of evaluating a driver’s attitude, knowledge, concentration and observation, and hazard perception.

“Each section of the assessment carries equal weight and we do not penalise drivers if they are young, drive high mileages or have points on their licence. The risk rating is calculated on their ability and has proven to be extremely accurate, and using the results companies can not only enjoy peace of mind that they have adhered to their duty of care requirements, they can also make intelligent decisions regarding whether a driver needs training and what form that training should take.”

“For companies that used to provide on road training to all, or up to 30% - 40% of their drivers, it’s a relief to gather accurate data that saves them a lot of money by only investing in on road training with the ones who need it,” continued Graham.

“And because we offer a whole range of e-driver training courses, covering topics such as rear end collisions, manoeuvring in car parks, mobile phone usage, speed awareness, hazard perception and so on, companies can tailor with precision the online courses that each driver requires, again ensuring that any budget is spent wisely and in the right places.”

For more information, contact Jonathan Mosley, Director – Sales and Marketing on 0845 260 7998 or email