“Preventing bridge strikes” online training module launched for HGV and PCV drivers

Leading online driver profiling and e-driver training specialist, E-Training World, has launched a new driver training module to help HGV and PCV operators reduce bridge strikes.

According to Network Rail, railways suffer approximately 1800 bridge strikes every year, which is 5 a day, costing the taxpayer some £23m. The bridge strikes e-module is aimed to change drivers’ attitude, educate them and offer them advice and guidance. It also brings to their attention the extreme costs, dangers and risks to other people’s lives that bridge strikes cause.

“As with almost all accidents and collisions, driver error is usually the cause,” said Jonathan Mosley, E-Training World’s sales and marketing director.

“Our web-based module is aimed at minimising the chances of a driver ever striking a bridge again by focusing on the wide range of factors that contribute to trucks, buses and coaches hitting bridges.

“It includes advice when driving towards arched bridges, being sure about your vehicle height, route planning, the meaning of warning signs at low bridges, driver attitude in general, and the fines, prosecutions and potential costs to both the driver and the company of a vehicle hitting a bridge.”

E-Training World is a leading provider of online driver profiling and e-driver training, working with many of the UK’s leading fleet sector suppliers, such as insurance companies, contract hire and fleet management specialists, rental providers and other driver training companies. It also provides web-based risk assessments and driver training directly to fleets large and small for cars/small vans, large vans, HGVs, PCVs, minibuses and motorcycles.