Safe Urban Driver

What is Safe Urban Driving?

Safe Urban Driver is essential training for all commercial LGV drivers, regardless of the area of operation, which will raise the levels of knowledge to enhance awareness of vulnerable road users that meets the compliance requirement for both the driver and the operator.

 

Course Description

With the ever-increasing number of cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists on our roads, it is essential that LGV drivers understand and are able to operate safely and reduce the risks of driving in today’s busy urban environments.

FORS Approved The SUD course will provide FORS accredited Silver operators with approved training as identified within the FORS standard.

With increasing levels of legislation; this training module has been designed to re-educate drivers in the legal and moral obligations of the driver, relating to the various groups identified as Vulnerable Road Users.

Attending a Safe Urban Driving course is a requirement for standards such as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and Work-Related Road Risk (WRRR).

 

Course Content

A one-day course consisting of a classroom-based theory session and an outdoor on-road cycling session where drivers change places to gain insights into the cyclist experience on the road.

The Safe Urban Driving course focuses on how fleet drivers share our cities’ streets safely with the most vulnerable road users.

There is a particular emphasis in the course on cyclists and includes a practical ‘on-road’ cycle training module to give drivers a ‘real life’ experience of a cyclist’s perspective.

 

See also – Overview for course aims and objectives

 

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Course Duration & Delegate numbers

The Safe Urban Driving course is 7 hours and can contribute a full day towards the 35 hours Driver CPC that professional drivers need. The course consists of two 3 ½ hour modules (both delivered on the same day).

Our company can facilitate classes of varying sizes up to a maximum of 24 people per course.

Alternatively, if you are interested in on-site training or a Safe Urban Driving course for your entire fleet, please contact us for pricing information.