Should hazard perception testing play a crucial role in fleet recruitment and training?
Since 2002, hazard perception has played a major role in British driving tests, with learners having to prove they’d have their wits about them on the road before being awarded a licence.
An 11.3% fall in low-speed collisions and an annual £89.5 million saving followed as a result. That amounts to 8,535 damage-only collisions and 1,076 injury collisions prevented a year.
Pretty good move then, introducing that part of the test.
And now, experts suggest that fleets should do something similar, by introducing hazard perception testing as a key part of recruitment and training.
It’s one thing to look at a driver’s record and check licences during the hiring process, but to get an objective view of their ability to drive safely?
That would require digging a little deeper, and road safety professionals suggest that a 10-minute hazard perception test on a PC would provide crucial information for fleet decision makers.
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