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Distracted Driving is Risky For Business

Distracted Truck Driving

Distracted Driving:

The practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involves the use of a cellular phone or other electronic device.
“AAA now says that distracted driving accounts for 25 to 50 percent of all accidents”. Research shows that use of mobile device and distracted driving is risky business for both employees and employers. If your employees have to use cell phones to check in with management, it’s time to think about investing in GPS vehicle tracking for your fleet to prevent distracted driving.  Just consider these facts:

  • 50% of fleet drivers admit to texting, emailing or browsing while driving.
  • These employees are 23X more likely to crash.
  • Costing employers and insurers $11 billion annually.
  • 8% of fleet operators have been sued by third party plaintiffs

So what do you think?  Is distracted driving a concern to your fleet operation? How does your company view the risks of employee use of mobile devices while driving?

GPS fleet tracking for distracted driving is the perfect solution to help deter distracted driving. Since managers have access to live GPS data, there is no need for fleet drivers to use their phones to check in with their current location. There are also many safety features that GPS tracking software includes that can further enhance the safety of your fleet and employees. Seatbelt detection software notifies drivers to use their seatbelt if they are not using it and it’s easy to analyze employees driving behavior by looking at posted vs actual speeds to see if they are driving the speed limit. Geotab offers many important safety features that can help improve safety and therefore help prevent costly accidents.

At GPS Tracking America, we offer tailored fleet tracking solutions for your unique business needs and budget. If you have any questions about purchasing GPS tracking devices you can contact one of our knowledgable sales representatives toll free at 1-877-477-0987 or visit our shop directly.

 

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