Company drivers must be consulted on any rules designed to ensure their safety on the road, says Simon Turner.

Driving is often seen as a consequence of a job rather than a safety-critical aspect, yet it is well-established as one of the highest risk activities that most employees will ever undertake. Failure to manage that risk doesn’t just put drivers and other road users at risk. It can put directors and senior managers, reputations and even the business itself at risk.

Government figures for road casualties show that in 2019 there were almost 40,000 deaths and injuries involving someone who was driving for work at the time.

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