Cities are full of hazards for road users, including high levels of traffic, aggressive road users, tight spaces, buses, one-way streets, and vulnerable pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. In fact, according to a 2013 Europa report, 11,000 people die in road traffic accidents in EU urban areas every year, 37 per cent of which are pedestrians. Here at Driver Hire Uxbridge, we offer commercial drivers expert training to help them get the skills they need to be able to drive confidently and safely in the city, no matter how many hazards they come across.
Your drivers will learn the techniques they need to be able to look out for potential dangers, and then slow down or stop effectively – e.g. being aware of brake lights, navigating shorter stopping distances, and covering the brake. They will also gain insight into road issues that are specific to urban areas like London, such as congestion charges and reduced air quality.
City driving training from Driver Hire Uxbridge
Our comprehensive course on city driving lasts for three and a half hours, during which time drivers learn about everything from identifying hazards to practising safe driving techniques. The module can be used in conjunction with another three-and-a-half-hour course to make up an entire day of training, which can be used toward the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). The areas that will be covered in our city driving training session include:
- Introduction to city driving
- Inner city schemes
- Identifying hazards and practising safer driving
- Vulnerable road users in the urban environment
- Delivering in the city
- Low-speed manoeuvring
- Parking and loading legally
- Air pollution
Driver training that meets your needs
Our expert team can be flexible when we are delivering your training course. If you would like us to visit your site and train your drivers at your premises, we can do that. Or, your drivers can come to us and receive their high-quality session in our purpose-built training rooms in Uxbridge. Similarly, we can conduct training for your entire fleet of drivers, or you can send a single driver our way – whatever your training needs dictate. By the end of the course, your drivers will be fully capable of driving and delivering safely in the busy city – helping you keep up your reputation of providing on-time delivery and efficient service.
If you would like to find out more about our city driving training course, or another of our quality training options for professional drivers, contact us at Driver Hire Uxbridge today.