Education & Support for Taxi Trade Van Drivers
The Department for Transport reports that more than a quarter of road traffic incidents nationwide involve somebody who is driving as part of their work. This is especially true for Wirral, where 38 per cent of collisions involved taxi and van drivers.
The Road Safety Trust awarded a grant of £50k in October 2017 to Wirral Council to educate local fleet and taxi drivers to be safer on the roads. This project builds on and develops a successful project aimed at local companies with fleet vehicles, including grey fleet in Wirral.
Wirral Council will focus on taxi and trade van drivers.
The Road Safety team at Wirral Council is dedicated to reducing the numbers of collisions on local roads. With the funding from the Road Safety Trust, Wirral Council was able to offer an engagement, education and enforcement programme for taxi and trade van drivers to help reduce the number of collisions. The Mind your Business project uses a multi-agency partnership approach enabling Wirral Council to utilise the skills and knowledge of industry experts.
For more details, take a look at https://www.roadsafetytrust.org.uk/case-studies