Fleet managers can now access a new series of Global Fleet Champions factsheets to help them manage dangerous driving behaviours.
The first in the series, sponsored by eDriving, gives key facts about the causes and consequences of poor driver behaviours and advice on how to introduce policies and procedures to manage driver behaviour.
Managing driver behaviour is important because most crashes are caused by driver error and driving is often the most dangerous activity that employees undertake at work. Any error on the road, such as distraction, speeding or drink-driving, can be fatal.
Global Fleet Champions factsheets are for anyone who manages people who drive for work, regardless of budget, fleet size or vehicle type, and are designed to give managers short, simple advice on key road safety topics.
More factsheets on topics including driver training, safe systems and managing road risk during the Covid-19 pandemic are coming soon.
Scott Williams, head of programme delivery at Brake, the road safety charity, said: “Driver behaviour is one of the most important areas that fleet managers need to be on top of, as any error behind the wheel can have life-threatening consequences.
“We hope fleet managers will find the Global Fleet Champions factsheets informative and will use them to help meet our shared goal of safe and healthy mobility in fleets worldwide.”
Andy Cuerden, managing director for Europe at eDriving, said: “Improving driver behaviour is not only the answer to safer fleets, but to safer roads. We’re committed to helping organisations recognise the importance of improving driver behaviour and accessing the tools available to them to do so.”