We have published a new whitepaper outlining how technology can help fleet managers to reduce risk factors and improve safety.
The United Kingdom is widely recognised as having amongst the safest roads in the world, with fewer than 3 road deaths per 100,000 people. Statistics show that fewer than 10% of road traffic accident (RTA) fatalities now involve an HGV and just 2% of RTAs of all severities involve an HGV.
This is great news for all road users and especially for professional drivers and individuals for whom driving is an everyday part of their working life.
So why is road safety improving? There are lots of factors contributing to this positive trend including tight legislation, strict law enforcement, attitudes towards drink driving and smartly-designed infrastructure.
The rapid introduction of new technologies also gets a lot of credit; be that tech introduced directly by the vehicle manufacturers or by suppliers in the aftermarket.
Fleet operators are using telematics, cameras and on-board vehicle tech to improve safety by:
- sending vehicles on the safest routes
- alerting drivers to potential risk hotspots
- predicting and mitigating mechanical and tyre failure
- enabling a more efficient driving style
- improving training and identifying near misses
- communicating safely with drivers
- gaining insight and understand how improvements can be made