NORTH HILLS, announced on 12 May that it has developed a National Fleet Driving Safety Course to attend to the safety needs of organizations of all sizes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of fatal work injuries. Unlike other workplaces, the road is not a closed environment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has calculated the average cost of an accident involving a fleet vehicle to be $16,500. Preventing work related crashes requires the combination of traffic safety principles, and sound safety management practices. Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving by providing safety information to workers, and by establishing driver safety policies. Accidents are not an unavoidable aspect of doing business. The course was specifically created to address the secure operation of vehicles in an occupational setting, the company said. “Our Fleet Course covers a variety of topics pertinent to work related safety. By improving driving habits, fleets reduce risk, which translates directly to lower operating costs. “To further validate our commitment to the traffic safety industry, was the only traffic school in the country chosen to help promote the ESUVEE Road Safety campaign ( which promotes SUV safety and rollover awareness. We have added specific SUV safety information to our course in hopes that we can make the public more aware of the dangers associated with SUVs.” The company notes that e-learning has been proven to be more effective than classroom training, and is clearly more convenient. Employees can log in and out of the course, completing it at their own pace. This allows companies to achieve their objectives while carrying out a risk management measure. There are no time restraints, and will provide customized tracking reports if desired. The course provides businesses with a way to fulfill their driver safety needs.