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Safe Urban Driving Course

Overview

The Safe Urban Driving (SUD) course focuses on safe professional driving and interaction with vulnerable road users, including cyclists. We run this course in partnership with JAUPT approved training centre, Fleetsource.

The course includes practical on-road cycle training for drivers and counts towards the 35 hours DCPC Periodic Training that professional drivers need to complete. In Cambridge, the University have started a Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety initiative (Cambridge CLOCS) whereby all drivers of HGVs coming on to their building sites will need to have done this course. For other companies, it is a chance to demonstrate your commitment to driver training  and how you can have an active part in improving the safety of vulnerable road users in your area. 

The course explains how the urban streetscape is evolving to encourage more walking and cycling. It also allows drivers to ride on bicycles in areas of potential conflict including junction turns, traffic lights and ASLs. This 'real life' experience gives drivers a cyclist's perspective of riding in a busy urban environment.

Syllabus

The course caters for a maximum of 24 drivers per session. The workshop consists of two 3.5 hour modules (7 hours total DCPC accredited time), one classroom based and one practical module. It is aimed at all drivers of vans and Large Goods Vehicles (LGV) who operate in urban areas.

The Course is based on the following four subject areas:

  • The changing streetscape

  • Vulnerable road users

  • Sharing the road safely

  • Defensive driving techniques and collision avoidance

The specific objectives of the Safe Urban Driving course are:

  • To increase driver understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users

  • To improve driver attitudes to vulnerable road users

  • To change driver behaviour and to give more consideration to the issues faced by vulnerable road users

  • To ultimately reduce the number of collisions and incidents between Large Goods Vehicles and cyclists 

Further details

Below is a list of upcoming courses. We run these either at your site or at our training centre in Cambridge. If you have any further questions or would like to book, do please get in touch and we can send you further details. We look forward to welcoming you!

When Course/Event Location Availability
25 Mar 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
8 Apr 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
20 May 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
15 Jul 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
19 Aug 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
16 Sep 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
21 Oct 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken
18 Nov 17; 7.30am - 4.00pm Safe Urban Driving Course More information Cambridge Bookings can be taken