Distracted Driving Awareness
431,000. That’s the number of people injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2014, according to the U.S Department of Transportation. The National Safety Council estimates that 25% of crashes involve cell phones (phone conversations or text messaging).
Detecting Dangerous Driving Patterns
According to the International Transport Forum, in 2014 there were over one million traffic-related fatalities. “Inappropriate behavior of road users, such as excessive and inappropriate speed, remain important contributory factors in fatal crashes and for injuries.” Reducing dangerous driving plays a critical role in increasing road safety.
How to Prevent Dangerous Driving
Whether you are the Fleet Manager for a commercial vehicle department, a parent, or a business owner, helping to prevent dangerous driving is always a top-of-mind consideration. So, what can you do about the way your drivers behave while on the road if you are not in the vehicle supervising their actions? You have several options, starting with GPS fleet management- also known as “telematics”.
With telematics, you have immediate insight into all driving activities so as to better identify dangerous driving behaviors, including speeding, harsh braking, sharp cornering, engine revving and rapid accelerations. Moreover, you have the ability to view your drivers past trips history.
Another way to prevent dangerous driving would be to integrate your GPS fleet management system with other safety-oriented solutions. For instance, operating a cell phone while driving is not only dangerous for the driver and other surrounding drivers but also illegal. Although GPS vehicle tracking solutions can show indicators of distracted driving occurrences, you can further enforce the “no cellphone use” rule while driving with the use of automatic motion detectors that switch the phone into “safe mode”.
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