Safe Urban Driving

Venue
Room C, Hirst Hall, 1 Tower Lane, East Lane Business Park, East Lane, Wembley, HA9 7NB.
Venue Parking
There is free on-site parking for vehicles of 3.5 tonnes and under (only in the main estate car park and not
in the roadway or tenant’s bays). The main estate car park is located to the right of the security hut by the
main entrance.
Course Times – 07:00 – 15:00
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to course start time for registration purposes.
Identification Requirements
Please bring at least one of the following forms of identification – Driving Licence, Driver Qualification Card,
Driver Card or Valid Passport.
Course Type
This course is registered with JAUPT for DCPC uploads.

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 busy roads, as well as in traffic.

The course is fully aligned to meet the requirements of:

  • Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver
  • Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety (CLOCS)

Course Modules

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 busy roads, as well as in traffic. The course consists of two 3.5-hour modules (both delivered on the same day).

  • 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
  • Practical Module (3.5 hours)

    •  Initial bicycle control skills training
    • Riding on bikes to areas of potential conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines.

Who Should attend Safe Urban Driving?

Safe Urban Driving (SUD) is essential training for operators and commercial drivers using goods and public service vehicles. The training will give drivers a ‘real life’ experience as to a cyclist’s perspective of riding on busy roads, as well as in traffic.  It also raises awareness  of the risks associated with sharing the road with vulnerable road users and hazard perception leading to an altogether safer road usage.

This course equips drivers with knowledge of :-

  • The changing streetscape and the urban environment

  • Vulnerable road users and sharing the road safely

  • Defensive driving techniques and understand vehicle safety equipment and how to maintain its effectiveness

  • Exchanging places, driver attitude and perception

  • Introduction to active travel, driver fitness and health

  • Hazard recognition: understanding 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

Safe Urban Driving is a seven-hour, CPC Accredited course.