SHARING ROADS SAFELY DRIVER TRAINING

VULNERABLE ROAD USER AWARENESS TRAINING FOR HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVERS

The training program, designed to increase truck driver awareness of vulnerable road users, has been developed by national cycling safety charity, the Amy Gillett Foundation, for Rail Projects Victoria in consultation with the heavy vehicle industry, road safety experts and vulnerable road user groups.

Once finalised, the training program will be delivered to heavy vehicle drivers involved in major rail and road infrastructure projects in Victoria, including the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project and the Westgate Tunnel Project.

 

WATCH: our scene setting video below

There are 4 topics covered across 3 sessions:

  1. Helping our cities grow
  2. Vulnerable road users
  3. Sharing our roads
  4. Vulnerable road user safety equipment

 

1. Online module (30 minutes)

Informative and interactive, our module introduces the 4 topics with quizzes and a final test, as shown by the samples below.

 

2. In class (half-day)

A more in-depth discussion and hands-on workshop to further understand more about the 4 topics (above).

 

3. Practical on-bike & on-foot (2 hours)

This immersive and experiential session will put drivers onto bikes and to walk the streets that they drive on to understand what it’s like to be a vulnerable road user.

These sessions will provide detailed information to the truck drivers about the importance of taking extra steps to ensure they look out for pedestrians, cyclists and motorbike riders.

 

 

 

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