London, England (PRWEB UK) 9 October 2011
Drivers have been warned to prepare for the early arrival of winter weather and experts have warned of the dangers of driving in snow and ice – dangers that can be avoided by affordable driver training.
Meteorologists are predicting the snow as early as October. Despite the Indian summer we enjoyed in late-September, rapidly-changing weather patterns mean that icy conditions could soon grip the country, heralding the start of another long, hard winter.
The imminent arrival of treacherous driving conditions has led to calls for drivers to be prepared. Companies are being urged to consider driver training as one of the most effective ways to combat the risks and reduce the number of accidents involving their drivers.
Accident rates soar in the winter months, traditionally with the changing of the clocks. This year the first dark evenings could be accompanied by heavy snowfalls, a potentially lethal combination that drivers must be trained to deal with, according to road safety experts.
John Davidge, safe driving expert at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “It’s sensible to look at winter driving safety at this time of year, but the mild September followed by a possible dramatic change means drivers need to be prepared. Some lessons from last winter will be remembered, but the main one is that the drivers who received Cardinus training last year were better-prepared. We know from our records that sensible driving among our customers reduced accidents and probably saved lives.”
Cardinus Risk Management offers three-hour in-house seminars for company car and grey fleet drivers, providing potentially life-saving advice and giving them valuable information on how to prepare for, and deal, with winter driving conditions.
The seminars can be held anywhere in the UK and are designed to be both enjoyable and educational. Up to 25 delegates can attend and the objectives are to provide individuals with an insight into the causes of road accidents and provide a forum for individuals to discuss their own experiences and attitudes to winter driving.
For more information about Cardinus Winter Driving Seminars for all your drivers – whether company vehicle, grey fleet or office staff trying to get in to work, call 01733 426 015 or email fleet(at)cardinus(dot)com or visit http://www.cardinusfleet.com.
Notes to Editors
Cardinus directors, experts and consultants are available for interview and quotes on industry issues. The full range of Cardinus consultancy services can be seen on its website, http://www.cardinus.com or you can telephone 0207 469 0200 (UK) 1-866-966-3420 (US).
Cardinus is a member company of THB Group plc and provides online injury reduction solutions and risk management within the safety, fleet and property sectors.
Established in 1995, Cardinus has an enviable track record of working with government and leading blue chip organizations. Cardinus provides solutions to customers across the United Kingdom, the US and worldwide. Solutions include 'Workstation Safety Plus' a software solution designed to reduce the risks associated with using DSE and ergonomics; a comprehensive fleet risk solution that combines in-vehicle driver training with online self-assessment; property solutions including fire risk surveys, asbestos assessment and a range of e-learning courses. Cardinus Environmental provides a range of services, including Environmental Essentials.
Cardinus Risk Management Limited, Phoenix House, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BE. Cardinus Risk Management Limited, 10 Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 5SL. For further information please call Cardinus Risk Management Limited on 020 7469 0200 or email info(at)cardinus(dot)com
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