Please note: funded training is only available for FORS accredited operators.
The Safe Urban Driving course focuses on vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclist’s and motorcyclists but has a focus on cyclists. The course includes a practical ‘on-road’ cycle training element and gives drivers a ‘real life’ experience as to a cyclist’s perspective of riding on London’s roads, as well as in traffic. The training also counts towards the 35 hours DCPC that professional drivers need to complete by September 2019.
The course consists of two 3.5 hour modules (both delivered on the same day); the first module is classroom based theory, and the second module, an outdoor practical session where drivers get a cyclists view of the road.
Theory Module (3.5 hours) This part of the course focuses on sharing the road safely and highlights the vulnerability of other road users. It also explains how the London streetscape is evolving to encourage more walking and cycling. Subjects covered include:-
The driver’s role in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
Urban driving, changing streetscape and route planning
Vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
Sharing the road, observation devices and cycle training
Collision avoidance and defensive driving
Hazard recognition and perception
Driver responsibility and attitude
Practical Module (3.5 hours) After the initial bicycle control skills training, drivers ride on bikes to areas of potential conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines. Subjects covered include:-
Introducing active travel, driver fitness and health
Giving drivers a cyclist’s perspective of riding on busy roads and an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
Recognising best driving practice around cyclists
Practical on road experience at areas of potential driver/cyclist conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines
IMPORTANT: If drivers wish to have their details uploaded to the DVSA website so it counts towards 35 hours DCPC, and their employer does not have an agreement with Fleet Source Ltd to invoice directly, then they will need to ensure they have paid the upload fee of £9.95 at https://shop.fleetsource.co.uk/product/dvsa-upload/ in advance of the course date. (£9.95 Upload fee is £8.75 ex.VAT plus £1 administration (which includes certificate) plus VAT).
Please note: Lunch, refreshments and travel costs are not included.
In order for a driver to be uploaded to the FORS/TfL register and/or be accredited with the Driver CPC hours they must complete the entire course. Generally, the only reasons for not taking part in the cycle element are on medical grounds, or if during the cycle familiarisation session, the driver is risk assessed as not safe to ride a bike on public roads – in these instances it is acceptable for the drivers to walk the course meeting up with the cyclists at the exercise/discussion points and joining in with the discussion.
All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms. Click here to read the Cancellation Policy
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