Distracted and Risky Driving.
This is a major problem across the world. Distracted driving is the number one cause of collisions globally and distracted drivers are 23 times more likely to crash. Using cell phones or other handheld devices, smoking, or being otherwise distracted contributes to thousands of deaths per year in the US.
Understanding and mitigating risk means understanding driver behaviour. Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology from CameraMatics gives live, in-cab warnings and coaches drivers who are distracted or displaying signs of fatigue. Integrated Driver Scorecard technology enables managers to view driving quality across the fleet and target training towards drivers who need it most.
CameraMatics technology also provides GPS tracking and G-sensor telematics information, alerting managers of risky driving events such as speeding, swerving harsh-steering and harsh braking. Managers can focus on improving the driving of those workers who are the biggest risks – both to themselves and others.
Poor Maintenance and lack of Safety Checks.
Vehicle safety walkaround checks are the backbone of vehicle safety – they are critical to identifying safety issues, which can be a matter of life or death. Checks should be completed daily, and thoroughly. Increasingly, fleet operators are moving away from pen and paper and switching to digital systems with cloud-based data storage, such as the one offered via the CameraMatics Suite. Checks are then verified, timestamped and a robust mechanism can put in place for reporting and rectifying defects.
Compliance information and records are also fully maintained this way which provides evidence of a safety culture and safe working environment in the event of an accident or incident.