Safe Urban Driving (SUD) Training

FORS SUD ( Safe Urban Driving ) training is essential for commercial HGV and PSV drivers transporting goods or passengers in the urban domain.

The SUD course provides professional drivers with increased knowledge of other vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians, therefore improving road safety. Split into theory and practical, this full-day course ensures all students leave with an understanding of the road risks associated with urban driving.

Why SUD?

FORS Safe Urban Driving training is Driver CPC accredited and fully aligned to meet the requirements of:

  • Work-Related Road Risk (WRRR)
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver level
  • Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard

Theory content:

  • The changing streetscape and the urban environment
  • Vulnerable road users and sharing the road safely
  • Defensive driving techniques and understand vehicle safety equipment and how to maintain its effectiveness

Practical content:

  • Exchanging places, driver attitude, and perception
  • Introduction to active travel, driver fitness, and health
  • Hazard recognition: understanding the issues faced by vulnerable road users


This course qualifies as one day’s Driver CPC Training (7 hours). Training is uploaded and registered to your FORS accreditation

SUD dates 2024

July 2024

  • Wednesday 17th July 2024
  • Monday 29th July 2024

August 2024

  • Saturday 3rd August 2024
  • Wednesday 14th August 2024
  • Saturday 31st August 2024

September 2024

  • Wednesday 18th September 2024
  • Saturday 28th September 2024

October 2024

  • Saturday 5th October 2024

Please get in touch if you have a specific date that you require Safe Urban Driving training.


£90 + VAT per driver, plus Driver CPC upload fee, if applicable (£10.75 no vat)


8.30am – 4.30pm

Find out more

To book any of the dates above or for an in-company date, contact us today on 01293 535850 or drop us an email on

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  • Head of Safety, Standards & Compliance, ReadyBus Ltd
    Danny Betts

    As per our ongoing training for all our drivers, it’s extremely important that our staff are fully up to date with the latest rules and regulations to ensure they and our customers are safe while traveling on our vehicles. One of the most important checks to ensure the safety of everyone is the walk-around check completed by the driver prior to taking our vehicles out on the road. This course completed by Ridgeway Training gives our drivers the refresher training they require to ensure they check that our vehicles are safe and compliant before going out on the public road.

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    Steven Carter | KN Network Services

    Great course, very clear and simple to understand. Great Instructor!

  • Great job from start to finish
    Nick Pearce | K2 Transport

    Chris did a great job from start to finish. I found the start heavy going, but due to the trainer, I came through it!

  • The care and attention students receive is exemplary
    Roger Coates | Pheonix Coaches

    Ridgeway Training and Chris Shelford are highly recommended. The course is well organised, Chris takes heed of his students and will go the extra mile for them. He listens to their needs and as a result of this has introduced a further day for exam technique. This together with the revision day gives students more confidence, particularly if they haven't been in an exam environment for a number of years. Chris will also offer one to one tuition if it is felt to be necessary. The care and attention students receive is exemplary

  • Every member of my staff wanted to pass on their thanks
    Jim Bletchley, Transport Manager | Purple Parking Limited

    I just wanted to send my thanks for the training you have provided us over last 2 weeks. Every member of my staff wanted to pass on their thanks for an excellent presentation and with someone with so much knowledge who imparted that knowledge so very well. I would like to express my thanks as everything went so well and smoothly.

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    I attended the International Passenger Transport CPC course in February / March 2016. From the initial course booking, it was apparent that it would be well organised. Chris welcomed us to well-equipped classrooms and comfortable facilities. The course material was well presented, easy to use and Chris was very experienced in delivering the course effectively to a time schedule. The overall learning experience was excellent, enjoyable and I would not hesitate in recommending Ridgeway Training for all training needs.

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