Companies told to take care of driving employees

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Experts have called on employers to make sure their occupational drivers are safe on the road, it has been reported.

Fleet Safety Forum, which is a department of road safety charity Brake, has organised a workshop in order to make firms more aware of industry standards.

Brake head of education Jools Townsend commented that the course is necessary in order to "ensure" employers are going beyond what is required of them.

The official added that failure to meet such standards could have "catastrophic consequences".

"Driving is part of the working day for many employees and can be just as risky as operating heavy machinery, yet many companies are still failing to comply with their legal duty of care," commented the expert.

Meanwhile, Courier Exchange has commented that officials are looking to introduce new punishments for drivers clocked at 45 mph or more in a 30 mph zone.

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