Surrey campaign promotes safer driving at work

The Surrey Safety Camera Partnership has launched a campaign aimed at people who drive regularly as part of their jobs.

According to The Department for Transport, more than a third of traffic accidents involve someone who is at work, which amounts to more than 1,000 deaths a year.

This is almost double the number killed in drink-driving-related incidents, according to the DfT.

SSCP communications manager Adrian Creek is heading the project, titled ‘A fine. Your licence. Your job. A life?'.

The campaign will target people who drive for a living and their managers, reminding them of the possible consequences of driving while distracted or at high speeds when under pressure to meet deadlines.

It will focus on the danger to lives and the economic costs to the employer if a member of staff receives a driving ban or is involved in an accident.

SSCP is a coalition of Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, Her Majesty's Court Service and The Highways Agency.

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