All 25 finalists of the NK Safest Driver 2021 received prizes this year. In addition to a ticket for the final day at the TT Circuit in Assen, they also won a trip. Volvo Trucks Netherlands organised a two-day trip to Gothenburg, Sweden for the finalists.
Our two drivers Dirk-Jan Uitbeijerse and Martin Kolff were there
Two of our drivers from the 25 finalists of the Dutch Championship Safest Driver in the Netherlands Dirk-Jan Uitbeijerse and Martin Kolff visited the Volvo factory in Gothenburg in Sweden on 24 and 25 November. A great experience to be able to view the latest techniques here and to be able to drive, for example, an FH16 with 750 hp.
Taking into account the corona measures applicable in Sweden, the finalists started their excursion day with an extensive tour of the Volvo Trucks factory. The tour was followed by a spectacular final chord on the grounds of the Volvo Experience Centre. All drivers received a presentation and were then allowed to drive on a closed circuit in a Volvo truck of their choice. From electric variants to a truck fully loaded with wet tree trunks; the choice was huge. For many it was a special experience to drive in other trucks, larger or smaller. In addition to being fun and enjoyable, the trip was also very educational.
About the Dutch Championship Safest Driver
Road safety is and remains an important theme. Last year there were almost 19,000 road deaths in Europe. Research shows that human behaviour plays a major role in more than 90 percent of the number of accidents; that percentage must and can be reduced.
TVM insurance has been committed to transport safety for decades. The NK Safest Driver is part of the TVM Awards, an initiative of TVM to create more awareness among all road users for safety on the road and at the same time to show appreciation for Dutch professional drivers.