By RAM Tracking on 8 Dec 2022
Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths globally, with around 1.2 million people dying yearly from road crashes and 50 million injured, as per World Health Organisation. As the number of trucks on the road has snowballed in recent years, the National Safety Council reports that truck accidents have increased by over 40% in the last decade.
It becomes highly crucial for fleet businesses to ensure road safety for both drivers and vehicles. Changes in weather conditions also influence road accidents; for example, as winters have commenced, snow, ice, and low temperatures impact driving conditions. Drivers and fleet companies should take extra caution while driving on icy roads and conduct vehicle checks to mitigate road mishaps.
Some vehicle checks fleet managers should consider;
Whilst vehicle checks can assist drivers in ensuring that the vehicle is in the optimal state for the weather conditions, fleet managers should train drivers to drive slowly on icy roads even if they are the safest roads in the world. Accelerating or taking sharp turns can cause vehicles to slip on the road, and drivers tend to lose control of the vehicles. With this in mind, fleet managers should also be updated about vehicle whereabouts to assist drivers and reach out to them during emergencies.
Thanks to fleet trackers, you can keep track of each vehicle in real-time and get insights to improve operations, improving winter driving safety. Although vehicle checks and maintenance are essential, manually doing so is exhaustive and erroneous.
But, road fatalities are preventable to a great extent–all you need is the right data to assess the risk and address the issues that need immediate attention. Telematics provides data about drivers’ driving habits like speeding, harsh braking, etc., helping fleet managers monitor their performance and fix issues around road safety management.
Dash cameras provide another layer of data that helps fleet businesses maintain the highest level of road safety. A dash camera is a small camera mounted on the vehicle’s dashboard that captures on-road and behind-wheel video, giving insights and unbiased context about safety-related events. During accidents, fleet managers can check the dashcam footage to understand what happened or what caused the accident.
Impact or Collision Alerts
Our 4G connected dash camera provides high-quality video footage in real-time.
Identify Lousy Driving Behaviour
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 95% of road accidents are due to human errors. Hence, drivers should always be attentive to prevent road mishaps.
Protection Against Theft and Fraudsters
Along with accidents, fleets need protection against theft, too.
Nowadays, some insurance companies offer discounted premiums if your vehicle has a dash camera. They can use the video footage to accelerate the claim process, saving you time and money.
With our connected dash camera, fleet managers can access and view any video remotely from any device and ensure the safety of drivers and vehicles. Ultimately, prevention is better than cure, and with dash cameras, you can prevent safety-related incidents and effectively manage a safe fleet business.
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