After more than a decade of offering online driver risk assessments, U.K.-based E-Training World has found that on average 9% of company car, van and HGV drivers are considered high risk, 68% of these drivers are medium risk and 23% are low risk.

The data comes from E-Training World’s Web-based system, which has been used by high-profile fleet operators in the U.K. as well as many smaller companies with at-work drivers.

“Whilst some individual companies show variations to these figures, this trend is based upon average statistics across all drivers,” says Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World. “The aim of any risk assessment is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a driver and establish what risk they pose when behind the wheel. Our system achieves that by taking the long-established methods of evaluating a driver’s attitude, knowledge, concentration and observation, and hazard perception.”

“For companies that used to provide on-road training to all, or up to 30% - 40% of their drivers, it’s a relief to gather accurate data that saves them a lot of money by only investing in on-road training with the ones who need it,” says Hurdle. “And because we offer a whole range of e-driver training courses, covering topics such as rear-end collisions, maneuvering in car parks, mobile phone usage, speed awareness, hazard perception, and so on, companies can tailor with precision the online courses that each driver requires, again ensuring that any budget is spent wisely and in the right places.”

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