TfB wins National Award for Road Safety

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) was successful in winning the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) ‘Ringway Road Safety Award’ for its Online Winter Driving Workshop at the 2019 awards ceremony held on Thursday evening, 13 June.

After years of delivering the winter driver workshop sessions at locations across Buckinghamshire, the online workshop tool was created in order to increase the number of people receiving the potentially life saving training.

Within weeks of its launch, the e-module had been completed over 1,000 times – a 700% increase on the number of people who had attended the workshops previously. The course takes participants through driving in differing weather conditions, such as heavy rain, flooding and snow and provides valuable safety advice.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation, Mark Shaw sent his congratulations saying, “I am full of praise for the TfB Road Safety and Communication teams who understood the need to find a new way to deliver this important training to more people than in previous years. Developing this informative and accessible online workshop means more people than ever before will be able to participate in the workshop and receive crucial information about travelling in poor weather conditions. Our road safety education programme is key in saving lives. Everyone involved has done an incredible job and this award is so well deserved.”