Protecting Vulnerable Road Users
Vulnerable road users (foot, bicycle or motorbike) account for half (50%) of all road deaths worldwide.
In 2012, 866 vulnerable road users were killed and 13,781 were seriously injured on UK roads – that’s 40 deaths and serious injuries per day, 60% of all UK road deaths and serious injuries.
Because of the vulnerability of these road users, drivers have a responsibility to drive in a way that minimises the risks their vehicles pose. Employers have a legal duty of care to do everything they can to ensure that employees driving for work are not putting themselves or members of the public in danger. Employers can educate staff on the importance of this, and implement measures to ensure their vehicles are as safe as possible.
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