ESDS is a driving standard for all emergency services drivers. The aim of ESDS is to create, promote and maintain a culture of safe and responsible driving for those behind the wheel of any emergency services vehicle. It also strives to reduce risks while making sure any patients and passengers on board are safe. ESDS focuses on various areas of driver competence including vehicle knowledge, rules of the road, vehicle control, risk management and professional driving. The scheme will improve the driver’s awareness, attitude and knowledge of the legal requirements.