Travis Perkins drivers trained on bikes in a bid to cut cyclist deaths

Travis Perkins drivers trained on bikes in a bid to cut cyclist deaths

T001-20854A total of 1,650 Travis Perkins lorry and van drivers working in the capital have undertaken cyclist safety training as part of an initiative to help combat deaths on London roads. The training was carried out as part of the Safe Urban Driving (SUD) course, which is delivered in two sections, a classroom theory module and a practical on cycle module.

Ron Searle, Head of Group Transport Risk and Compliance noted that the move was part of Travis Perkins’ commitment to road safety. He said, “The aim of the training is to put drivers in cyclists’ shoes and make them aware of how frightening it is to cycle next to a lorry. It has been hugely successful and we are delighted to make a long-term commitment that puts this at the heart of our training programme for drivers.”

Travis Perkins, a FORS Gold member, is the largest builders’ merchant in the UK, with 182 London branches and several hundred vehicles in the capital on a daily basis.

For more information on the SUD course, please click here.