Employees would back drive for work qualification

It has been revealed that a number of employers would welcome a move to introduce a new qualification aimed at those who drive for work.

Research by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has found that many employers believe that the current training system for the learners does not prepare them in a proper way for having to drive for work.

Over half of the employers surveyed said that they would like to see a driving for work qualification introduced that would test motorists after they passed their initial test.

Duncon Vernon, RoSPA’s road safety manager said that “Our research found that there is a clear skills and training gap”. Vernon also said that “Young workers are being required to drive vehicles and in conditions and situations, in which they have limited, if any prior experience”.

Meanwhile, young drivers on the look for cheap car insurance were in recent times given some advice from Tescocompare.com which suggested shopping around for a lower quote and considering third party insurance.