Lincolnshire drivers recognised for driving excellence

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A Lincolnshire bus operator has seen 157 of its drivers recognised for exceptional driving standards and dedication to road safety.

Driver safety specialists GreenRoad monitor the performance of drivers across Stagecoach East and award a ‘Fleet Elite’ status to drivers who demonstrate sustained driving excellence as evidenced by outstanding safety scores and displaying true mastery of the driving profession.

The aim is to inspire a continued focus on road safety and offer a source of pride for drivers who help improve passenger and driver safety, reduce risk and save lives.

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In total, 57 local drivers have reached ‘Master’ Fleet Elite status for having maintained the highest standards of safe and fuel-efficient driving for four years; a further 12 achieved Gold status for maintaining the highest standards for 3 years; meanwhile, 26 achieved Silver status and 62 Green.

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Ross Barton, Operations Director of Stagecoach East, said: “The safety of our staff and passengers is our number one priority so I am extremely proud that such a huge number of our drivers have been recognised for their driving excellence.

“Being part of the GreenRoad Fleet Elite is a prestigious award for all bus drivers so a massive congratulations to all 157 drivers. What a fantastic achievement!”

The news comes just days after 4 Stagecoach East colleagues were shortlisted as Finalists at the annual Stagecoach Excellence Awards. Lisa Lowther, a driver at Fenstanton Depot has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement Category; and Project Data Analyst, Ross Barnes has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Innovation Award.

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Meanwhile, Ryan Crik, Vehicle Technician in Peterborough, has been shortlisted for the Best newcomer 2023 Award; and Peter Collins, Engineering Manager in Peterborough, has been shortlisted for the Green Champion Award.

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