Third Of Road Collisions Work-Related

A new report from the Road Safety Authority has revealed a third of all road collisions are work related incidents.

The authority's latest report, Driving for Work Guidelines, shows that up to 100 fatal crashes on Ireland's roads every year involve people who are working.

Vehicles are the biggest cause of work related deaths and a significant contributor to work related injuries. Studies show that people who drive company cars have between 30% and 40% more collisions than ordinary drivers and this risk increases for those who drive more than 40,000 kms a year.

According to Noel Brett, Chief Executive Officer, Road Safety Authority: "The development of driving for work guidelines, a requirement in the Government’s Road Safety Strategy, will assist employers manage their staff's road safety.

"It 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."

The figures are being released at an international conference on road safety at work in Dublin Castle today.

The RSA and the Health and Safety Authority are hosting the event.


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