Who Should Install a Driver Monitoring System?

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Who Should Install a Driver Monitoring System?

Why install a behaviour monitoring system?

Who does it really benefit?

Driver behaviour solutions were initially created to offer the assurance of safety for drivers and fleet managers.

Simply put, a driver behaviour system is the combination of telematics with an internal and external camera that has the capability to show the complete picture.

DriveRisk’s innovative driver behaviour system, DriveCam, combines telematics, internal and external cameras to offer:

  • Reliable event recording for risky driving behaviour (smoking, drinking, eating, texting, tailgating, near misses etc.)
  • Access of up to 100 hours of continually recorded video footage
  • Multiple view cameras to capture all angles with the ability to connect four additional cameras that are placed around the vehicle
  • Easily navigation of what you’re looking for by searching for time, date, location or event type
  • Select and save up to 20 minutes of video at a time in your library or download clips and save them for as long as you need

Driver behaviour solutions are incredibly useful for a range of industries that have workers that drive long distances and for long periods of time.

 

Who would benefit from investing in a Driver Behaviour Monitoring System?

Just some of the industries that would significantly benefit from a driver behaviour system are listed below.

Distribution Companies

Based on 2.56 million risky driving events captured, the most prevalent behaviours in distribution fleets were:

  • Responding late and abruptly due to distraction
  • Driving without fastening seatbelt
  • Smoking
  • Using a mobile phone or device whilst driving
  • Eating and drinking whilst driving

 

Waste Management Companies

Based on 686,000 risky driving events captured, the most prevalent behaviours in waste management fleets were:

  • Smoking
  • Driving without fastening seatbelt
  • Responding late and abruptly due to distraction
  • Eating and drinking whilst driving
  • Near collisions

 

Transit Companies

Based on 808,000 risky driving events captured, the most prevalent behaviours in transit fleets were:

  • Responding late and abruptly due to distraction
  • Near collisions
  • Incomplete stopping
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Driving without fastening seatbelt

 

Trucking Companies

Based on 6.67 million risky driving events captured, the most prevalent behaviours in trucking fleets were:

  • Responding late and abruptly due to distraction
  • Using a mobile phone or device whilst driving
  • Driving without fastening seatbelt
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Failing to stop at stop signs

 

The Benefits of Driver Behaviour Monitoring Systems

The above four industries benefited greatly from introducing a driver behaviour monitoring system.

One shining example was within the distribution industry.

The distribution industry saw a 60% improvement in safer following distances, demonstrating just how effective driver monitoring systems can be in creating a safer work environment.

 

By holding drivers accountable for their actions with driver monitoring systems, fleet managers experience several benefits including:

  • Increased fleet productivity and the ability to retrain risky or inefficient driver behaviours
  • Saving money on insurance premiums, claims, fuel, maintenance and repairs
  • Having total clarity on driver data with a comprehensive analytics dashboard

 

With DriveRisk’s driver behaviour system, fleet managers will also have the added benefits of:

  • Expert guidance to review and update vehicle and driver policies
  • Approved installation and service teams available nation-wide
  • Dedicated client success managers to help you coach, answer questions and reduce your on-road risk

 

Not only does the DriveRisk driver monitoring system benefit fleet managers but also their drivers by:

  • Minimising on-road risks to themselves and those around them
  • Learning how to identify and predict risky behaviours from other drivers
  • Capturing video evidence to exonerate blame for collisions not caused by themselves
  • Improving operational performance and demonstrating proficiency to management
  • Identifying areas of improvement to ensure a safer road culture

 

Interested in finding out why installing a behaviour monitoring system could greatly benefit your industry?

Head over to DriveRisk to learn more about the DriveCam driver behaviour solutions.

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