1/3rd of Irish road deaths are work related
Approximately 75 people die in work related road crashes in Ireland each year, according to new figures form the Road Safety Authority.
The figures show that up to one third of all road collisions involve drivers who are using their vehicle for work – but despite the number of deaths, more than four in 10 companies do not issue driving guidelines.
The figures were revealed at the start of a campaign from the RSA and the Health and Safety Authority to make employers aware of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their staff on the roads.
Driving for work guidelines to help employers are now available free of charge from both the RSA and the HSA. The information provides an overview of legislation, how to carry out risk assessments and highlights the significant benefits for businesses and the wider community when work related road safety is managed effectively.
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