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October 15, 2009

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BT supports road safety campaign

BT has invested in driver training for 65,000 employees and this campaign, which was originally launched in 2006, urges employees and their friends and family to drive safely at all times. The programme asks staff to check if their loved ones have a legal drivers licence, if their vehicle is roadworthy, and if they feel they are in need of further road safety training.The campaign also features an award-winning website, which includes an online driver training module. The website has received over 4000 visitors since its launch, but BT is hopping that more of its staff will encourage their friends and family to take part in the scheme.BT group safety advisor Dave Wallington said: “During the last seven years we have assessed and developed the driving behaviours of over 65,000 of our own people, and seen significant improvements in our road safety performance and a reduction in associated costs. We feel that the on-going development of our Family and Friends initiative is a natural extension of this program, and an opportunity for friends and families to participate in a scheme, which is already helping to keep BT employees safe at work. We are therefore urging all our people to take road safety home.”European Safety Week takes place between 19 and 25 October for more information on the event visit www.hse.gov.uk/campaigns/euroweekMore details about BT’s Friends and Family Safe Driving Program are available are available from Interactive Driving Systems at www.virtualriskmanager.net
 

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