Evaluate Your Driving Style With Driving Behaviour
It is of high importance and interest to businesses to focus on the safety of their drivers of company vehicles. Telematics systems collect information that enables businesses to identify when aggressive and unsafe driving occurs, and can accurately determine the place of an accident if the event is to happen. DriveTech estimates that nearly 50% of vehicle usage expenses are due to the behaviour of drivers while driving.
GPS tracking is a highly useful tool for fleet management, enabling businesses to gain control of the location of their drivers in real-time. Driving Behaviour systems use data collected in real-time to provide a report on the behaviour of the employee whilst driving. This is extremely important information for a business as it helps to increase the safety of the drivers, fleet efficiency and potentially reduce company expenses, by assessing each individual driver’s driving style.
Safety Increases Thanks To Telematics
The ability to check traffic information allows businesses to choose an alternative route if there is excessive traffic. However, this is not the only advantage of telematics systems for vehicle fleets. More and more business owners declare the need to check how their company vehicles are used. This makes it possible to increase the safety of drivers and transported goods.
“Based on specific events (harsh braking, harsh acceleration or harsh cornering), Driving Behaviour systems create a driving style score for each driver. This allows businesses to take appropriate steps, such as conducting targeted training to prevent improper behaviour while driving”, says Bjørn André Hagen, Product Manager at ABAX.
Telematics Reduce Fleet Operational Costs
Monitoring employee’s driving encourages safer driving, which in turn reduces the risk of accidents, but did you know that it also directly affects the cost of vehicle maintenance? Data published by DriveTech shows that the driver's behaviour affects an average of 47% of the total cost of owning the vehicle (fuel consumption accounts for as much as 30% of vehicle operating costs, technical inspections and repairs - about 10%, and insurance costs - about 7%).