Date Prepared: November 2022

Driver Safety Commitment Policy


  1. Safety culture

d@rt views safety as a major priority.  The safety of drivers (whether TSP drivers or individual drivers), passengers and members of the public is paramount.

d@rt is committed to encouraging and maintaining a good safety culture as far as drivers are concerned.


It is critical that drivers take responsibility of their own driving performance.  Dangerous or hazardous driving performance has the potential to place passengers and the public at risk.

In the event of any breaches of legal and contractual obligations relating to safety by a driver, d@rt has a range of measures it may implement including deactivating or otherwise restricting the driver from accessing d@rt Services or using the Driver App.

  1. Safety Objectives

d@rt aims to achieve this goal via:

  • Ongoing identification and control of hazards including physical and security threats.
  • Development and implementation of procedures for activities that pose a risk.
  • Ongoing assessment of drivers’ fitness and authority for active service.
  • Provision of necessary and relevant information and training relating to driving for d@rt.
  • Investigation and reporting of accidents and dangerous incidents where appropriate.
  • Provision of emergency procedures.

  1. Responsibilities

Drivers are responsible for operating and maintaining their vehicles in a manner that ensures the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians, including:

  • Ensuring the care, safety and comfort of passengers.
  • Driving the vehicle economically and carefully in accordance with relevant road laws and policies.
  • Reporting all notifiable occurrences using d@rt’s Incident Notification Policy and Procedure. A prescribed Notifiable Incident is any incident related to the provision of commercial passenger vehicle services resulting in:
    • the death or serious injury of any person; and/or
    • attendance by police and/or attendance by a health professional.
  • Do not drive or attempt to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Complete and record vehicle pre-trip inspection checks and the result of the Drug, Alcohol and Fatigue Self-Assessment.

  • Maintain the vehicle in a clean condition.
  • Report any matters relevant to the currency of your driver’s licence, insurance or driver authority to d@rt (including traffic offences and criminal charges) by using this form [see here] .
  • Not drive or attempt to drive if there are any health or other issues that may affect your fitness to drive.
  • Participate in training as required.

May 2024