Safe Urban Driving Course Information

Gain access to contracts
Published results from recent surveys showed that over 50% of specifiers look for FORS silver accredited companies as a minimum to be their supplier.
Get Accredited
Safe Urban Driving is an essential part of gaining your FORS accreditation. It also contributes to other requirements such as CLOCS, WRRR and Driver CPC.
Increase safety and efficiency
Safe Urban Driving gives delegates a practical experience of being the cyclist in an urban environment. This helps to increase their awareness of potential hazards and safe distances to maintain with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles.

A Safe Urban Driving Training course consists of two 3.5 hour training modules, which are both delivered on the same day (Unless you have special requirements). As part of this course each delegate will complete a FORS approved theory training session which is built around the safety of vulnerable road users. The first module is a classroom-based theory session, the second module is an outdoor practical session where drivers get on bikes, gaining a cyclist’s perspective of the road first hand. This part of the course focuses on raising awareness of how to share the road safely and highlights the vulnerability of other road users. There is also an explananation about how our streetscapes are evolving to encourage more active travel such as walking and cycling.

a safe urban driving training course being delivered

Theory content includes:

• Urban driving, changing streetscape and route planning
• Understanding who vulnerable road users are and how they interact with traffic
• Sharing the road, defensive driving techniques and collision avoidance
• Effective use and maintenance of additional vehicle safety equipment

Practical content includes:

• Giving drivers a cyclist’s perspective of riding on busy roads and an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
• Driver attitude and perception
• Practical on-road experience to understand why collisions occur and areas of potential driver/cyclist conflict
• Introducing active travel, driver fitness and health

Safe Urban Driving With Seven

Safe Urban Driving Training is almost unique in comparison to most other Driver Training or Driver CPC courses in the format and equipment required to complete the course, we designed our Safe Urban Driving courses with this in mind. The Seven Training mobile van allows us to make your training experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. We supply and bring all of the equipment needed for training to you including the bikes, high visibility vests and helmets. Through our commercial vehicle background we understand your operational needs and training courses can be delivered to work around your schedule, whatever your individual training requirements are we will try to accommodate them and deliver modules at the most convenient time for you.