Embracing new ways to be safer and more sustainable on the road

18 Sep 2018

Our colleagues deliver a broad range of services and we have a responsibility to ensure they have the tools they need to remain safe and get home injury free.

In 2018, Maarten Wijnhoven, Director of Operations at RPS in The Netherlands, received the ‘Veilig en duurzaam op weg’ (‘The road to safety and sustainability’) quality label from Koos Spee, former national traffic officer at the Ministry of Justice. The company received the quality label for the hard work which has been done to use electric vehicles and successfully implement its e-Driver programme. 

RPS’s vehicle fleet includes several fully electric pool cars that are powered by electricity alone. However, driving in a safer and more sustainable manner is about more than just possessing innovative vehicles, it is also about gaining better driving skills. To support this, RPS Norway colleagues have been using e-Driver since 2017. 

E-driver is a programme that makes drivers more aware about traffic-related risks and how they can reduce fuel consumption. It also offers road users tips about the New Way of Driving, training courses, traffic (insight) tests and a road education programme. 

Solving complex problems

The company’s investment is already paying dividends; RPS has reduced its CO2 emissions by 13% since the e-Driver was introduced. Average fuel consumption is also 25% lower than the average vehicle fleet. In addition, road users who were involved in the e-Driver programme are less likely to be involved in a road accident. In addition, cases of damage (types 1 to 3) decreased by over 40%.

Type 1: collision with personal injury

Type 2: collision without personal injury

Type 3: material damage over 1500 euros.

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