Road incidents can have a very negative impact on a company’s operations, profitability and even image, but more importantly they can lead to possible casualties or even deaths.
This is by far the main reason why companies look for ways to increase safety in their fleets’ operations. Traffic accidents have a substantial impact in the workplace.
The risks of having an accident are always present, of course, but there are recommended practices to minimize those risks. The first of these is a safety-oriented company culture, as well as adequate training and qualification of the drivers. Additionally, the use of appropriate driving behavior monitoring and analysis, as well as driving times monitoring and speeding alarms, can be immensely helpful in minimizing those risks. Have in mind that poor driving behavior causes 90 % of vehicle accidents. So, if you can monitor and fight poor driving behavior (by detecting aggressive driving and avoiding excessive driving times and resulting fatigue), you will be able to reduce the probability of accidents involving your drivers and vehicles.