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SAFE URBAN

DRIVING

 

What is Safe Urban Driving and Who Needs to be Trained in it?

 

Safe Urban Driving (SUD) is a best practice training programme for ALL commercial drivers operating HGVs regularly in the urban environments where there are high volumes of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. 

 

Is it Necessary?

 

Although this course is not a Government stipulation it is considered best practice for all commercial drivers and the training is Driver CPC accredited and fully aligned to meet the requirements of:

 

  • Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)

  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver level

  • Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Standard

 

Safe Urban Driving can also contribute a full day towards the 35 hours Driver CPC that professional drivers need.

 

What is the standard delivery?

 

SUD is delivered in two sections, a classroom theory module and a practical cycling module, where drivers experience a cyclist’s view of the road. The two modules are delivered on the same day.

 

What is the delivery content?

 

 The course consists of two 3.5 hour modules, one classroom based and one practical module where drivers can get on bikes and get a cyclists view of the road. The two modules are taught on the same day with up to twenty drivers participating in two groups of 10

 

Theory content:

  • The changing streetscape and the urban environment

  • Vulnerable road users and sharing the road safely

  • Defensive driving techniques and understand vehicle safety equipment and how to maintain its effectiveness

Practical content:

  • Exchanging places, driver attitude and perception

  • Introduction to active travel, driver fitness and health

  • Hazard recognition: understanding the issues faced by vulnerable road users

 

Course Cost:

 

TBC

 

Course availability:

 

TBC

I Cycle Training

Delivering Safe Urban Driving & 2 WheelsAware Courses

 

What is 2WheelsAware and Who Needs to be Trained in it?

 

This course is aimed at people who drive as part of their work, such as bus drivers, delivery drivers, taxi drivers, drivers of smaller lorries, mini-buses, and emergency services vehicles.

The 2WheelsAware course is designed to equip drivers with the skills to deal with today’s roads and make them better able to safely share those spaces with vulnerable road users.

 

Is it Necessary?

 

Although this course is not a Government stipulation it is considered best practice for all those people who drive as part of their work.

 

What is the standard delivery?

 

2 wheels aware is delivered in two sections, a classroom theory module and a practical cycling module, where drivers experience a cyclist’s view of the road. The two modules are delivered on the same day, and courses are run around the country by a number of training providers.

 

What is the delivery content?

 

2WheelsAware is designed to make driving safer. This cycle awareness course focuses on how, where and why cyclists ride on the roads, giving a better understanding of cyclists and what to look out for when driving.

 

By the end of the course drivers will have a better understanding of the movement of cyclists and be able to minimise the risks when sharing the roads.

 

Drivers will receive an on-road cycle taster session. This will help drivers to empathise with and have a better understanding of vulnerable road users in a real life traffic situation whilst under the supervision of a professional cycle instructor.

 

Topics covered in the course include:

 

Theory module

  • Why cycle?

  • Drivers’ experiences.

  • Sharing the road; on road scenarios covering common hazards for cyclists and how to avoid them, parked cars, visibility at junctions, roundabouts and complex road situation (including cycle facilities such as cycle lanes).

  • Collision avoidance and defensive driving/riding

  • Understanding other road users 

 

Practical module

  • Introduction to active travel including some elements of the National Cycle Training Standards (depending on drivers’ ability and experience)

  • Explore issues faced by vulnerable road users

  • On-road cycling session with trained instructors

 

 

Course Time & Cost: TBC

 

Course availability: TBC

 

 

2WHEELS AWARE