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Check driver’s licence and abstract

January 1, 2023

This month’s road safety goal is to confirm employees who drive for work are legally authorized and safe to do so. Choose 1 or more of the following activities to help you reach that goal.


  • Check the issue and expiry dates of the driver’s licence of all employees who drive for work. Verify that their licence class(es) are appropriate for the vehicle(s) they drive.
  • Ask your employees if their licence has been suspended or has restrictions.
  • Review their driver’s abstract for penalty points, prohibitions, and suspensions.



  • Determine how often you will check your employees’ driver’s licence and abstract and how you will store the information.



  • Develop a policy explaining how you will evaluate information on driver’s abstracts (for example, setting a penalty point threshold). State what you will do to improve the driving behaviours of employees who exceed those thresholds (for example, driving restrictions, training, progressive discipline).


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