Driving at work

Think! campaign
Think! campaign

People who drive as part of their job are more likely to suffer from stress, tiredness and falling asleep at the wheel than other road users.

A quarter of road crashes in East Sussex involve drivers who are at work. Every serious crash is not only a personal tragedy, but can also lead to huge financial loss including increased insurance costs, compensation claims and sickness absence. Nationally, it has been estimated that work related crashes cost the economy nearly £3 billion every year.

Your responsibilities

The responsibility of employers for the safety of their employees who drive for work are clearly set out by the Health and Safety Executive.

Their website includes some useful case studies.

Driving at work
Driving at work

How we can help

The council’s Road Safety team have halved the financial cost of the Council’s crash claims.

We work in partnership with other local authorities, the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Sussex Chamber of Commerce to promote a culture of safe driving at work to help protect employees and employers from personal injury, financial loss and prosecution.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership can arrange tailored training for your staff and advice on undertaking Occupational Road Risk Assessments as part of their Company Operator Safer Transport Scheme and you should contact them directly to discuss your needs.

Contact us

For other road safety information, please contact us and select ‘Roads’ when choosing who to send to.