Driver safety initiative wins DfT funding

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The Driver First Assist (DFA) campaign has won funding from the Department of Transport. The not-for-profit road safety initiative will use the funding to assist in communicating the benefits of first responder training to a wider audience of professional drivers, fleet operators and transport managers.

“DFA has been successfully operating training courses for over two years and in that time we’ve heard of a number of instances where DFA members have been able to assist at the scene of a road traffic incident,” said David Higginbottom, chief executive and director of DFA. “The funding from the Department for Transport is vital to help us increase awareness and uptake of the courses.

“With significant numbers of trained DFA members on our roads we can guarantee, working in partnership with the emergency services, a reduction in preventable deaths, lessen the severity of injuries and enabling the faster re-opening of roads after major incidents, key benefits for all concerned.”

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