Warwickshire is known for its countryside, but we also have major routes connecting the county easily to London and major cities in the Midlands. This lends itself to many commercial vehicles using our roads. Warwickshire Police has established an award-winning Commercial Vehicle Unit to help educate commercial drivers and enforce where necessary. The partnership encourages commercial drivers to follow these tips as part of their pre drive routine.
- Vehicle Check. Make sure you walk around your vehicle to check it is safe. This should be done every time you get into the vehicle and not just as a daily morning check.
- Secure your load. Make sure you check all your straps and chains are fully working to secure your load and nothing can fall while driving.
- Driver hours. Make sure you keep within your hours and take regular breaks. Make sure you get sufficient daily rest, so you are alert while driving.
- Avoid having distractions near you when driving such as paperwork. Please do not use a handheld mobile phone or other device and always wear a seatbelt whilst driving.