Meeting your duty of care
Our courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations and support ‘at risk’ drivers
Minimising your drivers’ risks
Fleet driver training that minimises driver risk, collision rates, fleet costs and reputational damage
Training with a name you can trust
DriveTech, part of the AA, offers over 25 years of dedicated fleet and driver training expertise
Multiple training methods
Online, on-road, workshop and specialist fleet training available
Driver Training nationwide
Our trainer network is across the UK to ensure we’re always available
The vast majority of vehicles on our roads are passenger cars.
Pass your driving test and you’re away – free to take to the highway – with the possibility of never having a specific training or driving intervention again until much, much later in life. Clocking up the miles is good, but do we really develop and improve, and are we all as safe as we think?
For most of us the driving test and the Highway Code are distant memories. We might drive to and for work. But could we have slipped into bad habits, could we be safer and more responsible behind the wheel? Do we get distracted, frustrated, angry, or just plain tired from time to time? Are we perhaps more of a risk to ourselves, our passengers, other road users and pedestrians than we might actually think?
Most of us can use the pedals, steering wheel and mainstream car controls and aren’t that bad at all. But ask a room full of drivers if each thinks they are above average and a lot more than half in the room typically raise their hands! But that just doesn’t add up.
And annual road death and serious collision statistics are not improving. Insurance and repair costs are rising. Human life is precious.
So DriveTech recognise this and, as well as the driver offender training courses we provide on the Police-contracted side of our business, we have a wealth of experience in pro-actively managing driver risk in this high-volume sector – passenger car drivers.
Whether a company/fleet driver or a “grey fleet” user (people using their own car for business travel), your organisation has a duty of care and Health & safety legislation to abide by, and DriveTech can help.
Often, we start by conducting an independent Fleet Risk Health Check – a service to help you identify good practices and not-so-good practices in your business currently. This helps you to identify areas that might pose a risk in your business or flag a non-compliance with legislation – helping you to formalise your approach and determine your driver risk programme, ownership and structure.
From licence checking (for validity to legally drive, and to appreciate different levels of penalty points that may be being accumulated) to online driver assessments, online e-learning and training modules, to on road driver coaching and more besides, DriveTech can offer a reassuring and wide programme of activities to help improve your risk profile, reduce costs and make everyone feel a lot safer.
DriveTech will help you identify your driving risks and recommend the optimum training. Our training sessions can be based on an individual driver’s needs or an agreed corporate strategy:
Our flagship product for assessing a company car driver’s risk has been redeveloped to reflect current best practice. Initially this product was aimed at both car and van drivers but as the product has evolved, the need for vehicle-specific assessments has become more and more evident. This assessment has now been re-designed purely with the car driver in mind. Amongst other things it takes into account any previous driver training intervention your employee may have experienced within a three year period and how often they drive for work.
Designed specifically for drivers of electric cars. There are significant differences when compared to driving a ‘regular’ car and this workshop helps to bridge that gap. Read more.
Introductory training session, designed for drivers who are new to, or are thinking of driving an Electric Vehicle (EV). The session is a blend of vehicle familiarisation, safe vehicle operation and efficiency. Read more.
Designed for drivers who are unfamiliar with driving on UK roads. The course recognises the wide range of road systems around the world, so our experienced trainers will tailor the course to each individual.
EV Co-Driver is a brand-new way of communicating with drivers of Electric Vehicle (EV). Based on ‘nudge’ theory, it’s a fun and immersive way to educate drivers on new technology and best practice. Read more.
Understand the unique operation, maintenance & driving strategies required to maximise safety and efficiency of Electric Vehicles (EV). In addition to vehicle familiarisation, this on-road session includes coaching for maximising range, charging strategy & safe operation, ensuring your business & drivers get the most out of these innovative vehicles. Read more.
Introductory training session, designed for drivers who are new to, or are thinking of driving a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV). The session is a blend of vehicle familiarisation, safe vehicle operation and efficiency.
Understand the unique operation, maintenance & driving strategies required to maximise safety and efficiency of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). In addition to vehicle familiarisation, this on-road session includes coaching for maximising range, charging strategy & safe operation, ensuring your business & drivers get the most out of these innovative vehicles.
Examines the circumstances surrounding the most common types of road incidents and crashes. Participants are encouraged to analyse why certain incidents occur from both a driver attitude and behavioural perspective and to take part in a series of accident investigations. Read more.
Discover the effects of attitudes, thoughts, feelings and emotions on driving behaviour. When negative emotions and feelings are not managed effectively, it can change how you interact with other road users, increase your risk and potentially lead to life-changing incidents. Read more.
Provides Line Managers with an understanding of the importance of all staff following the rules, regulations, policies and procedures that statistically reduce the odds of them being involved in incidents and collisions. Read more.
Parking incidents are the most common cause of fleet vehicle damage. This virtual workshop increases awareness of parking issues and establishes a best practice approach to vehicle manoeuvring by teaching your drivers to assess their options when deciding where and how to park. Also focuses on personal safety when leaving and returning to their vehicle. Read more.
Designed to encourage a safer driving culture throughout any organisation. It aims to reduce drivers’ risks by developing their understanding of key elements of safe driving techniques. It looks at the most common attitude & behaviours that statistically increase the odds of drivers being involved in incidents & collisions. Read more.
For many of us Smart Motorways are a part of our daily driving routines. It is vital drivers gets to grips with how to use them. This virtual workshop increases awareness of Smart Motorways. It teaches your drivers how to use Smart Motorways for their own safety, and other road users, especially in an emergency. It also explains how the infrastructure and technology works. Read more.
Designed for all drivers regardless of experience, particularly those drivers with speeding convictions or evidence to suggest that speeding is a concern within an organisation. Drivers speed for a wide variety of different reasons. This workshop explores the likely causes of speeding by raising the drivers’ awareness of the associated risks. Read more.
Collection of ‘bite-sized’ tailor-made sessions on a range of driver safety-related topics. The modular approach enables your organisation to choose the specific issues that impact on your employees’ safety when driving for work. Contact us to find out more.
Helps ensure safe and responsible driving practice by drivers of high performance vehicles.
For any business wanting to reduce damage costs caused in car parks and during slow speed manoeuvring. The aim is to develop driving techniqus to reduce vehicle damage and theft in low speed parking and manoeuvring situations.
Designed to help reduce damage to vehicles which are parked and left unattended. Also helps with accurate and safe manoeuvring. Designed to be held in a client’s car park.
This session examines the impact of a driver’s emotions on driving behaviour. How their thoughts & feelings can impact their driving style & lead to poor decisions & increased risk. Includes coaching and advice for fuel-efficient driving from the Energy Savings Trust.
Support an employee following a collision or other incident which may have caused a loss of confidence. The course will pinpoint the primary cause & identify a solution to prevent re-occurrence.
Understand a driver’s exposure to risk & reduce the likelihood of them being involved in future road incidents. Discuss vehicle technology and how to achieve better fuel-efficiency through driving techniques and improved hazard awareness. Leads with a 2-hour app presentation followed by driving techniques introduced by the Energy Savings Trust.
Understand a driver’s exposure to risk & reduce the likelihood of them being involved in future road incidents. Discuss vehicle technology, hazard awareness and how to achieve better fuel efficiency through driving techniques certified by the Energy Savings Trust.
Driver wellness: The importance of diet, hydration, regular eye tests and minimising fatigue.
Introducing a simple methodology: What to check, how and when to do it.
Personal comfort to promote greater awareness: Seating position and choice of vehicle.
Driver and Vehicle preparation: Technology, minimising the risk of losing control of the vehicle.
Personal safety and how to manage the situation when stranded at the roadside.
Personal safety: What to do next and minimising the risk of a second incident.
Driver frustration under time pressure. Addresses emotions and driving style to minimise risk.
The effect on a vehicle when carrying a load. Movement and weight distribution.
How multi-tasking adversely effects driver behaviour.
Are your drivers anxious about charging their electric vehicle? Worry no further. We’ve got them covered with solutions on how to find charging stations, what cables they need, how long charging may take and how much it will cost. Read more.
Improve driver safety and enjoyment through the use of fuel efficient driving techniques. Read more.
Improve driver safety and enjoyment through the use of fuel efficient driving techniques.
Best practice advice when parking to improve safety and security. Top tips for bay parking.
Three contributory factors: Lapses of Concentration, Errors of Judgement and Violations.
Minimising the risk of common incidents such as a rear end collision.
Minimising the risk of common incidents in the rural environment.
Minimising the risk of common incidents on the motorway.
The purpose of speed limits and the risks to all road users when speed is inappropriate.
Anticipating the risk presented by short term climatic conditions that directly affect driver safety.
Managing driving related anxiety to build greater confidence.
How driving enjoyment, overconfidence and thrill seeking, adversely influences driver behaviour.
Examining who is most at risk and why. Mirror set up and safety tips to minimise blind spot risk.
Understanding the cumulative effects of fatigue on driving over a period of time.
The importance of avoiding alcohol & drugs when driving.
Night time risk for drivers and pedestrians. We can only manage what we can see.
Legal, Safe and Secure? Top tips for parallel parking on street.