GPS trackers: Safety is the key
When it comes to road safety most fleet business owners have to go on faith that their drivers are doing the right thing. Those who don’t have to rely on blind faith happen to be using GPS trackers. In part one of this series, we talked about how GPS trackers can help with 2 out of 4 of the top traffic issues. Distracted driving and speeding can both be reduced by using GPS trackers. The other top two reasons for traffic accidents are reckless driving and rain. So, let’s just dive on in with part two of this series where we will tell you how GPS trackers can help with those, too!
1.) Reckless Driving: GPS trackers have a lot of different reports that can be generated. One type of report that can be pulled by management is the Aggressive Driving Report. This has significance when managers are trying to determine if unsafe driving practices are being used such as harsh braking. If a driver goes from 40 to 0 in a matter of 10 seconds it may not be so alarming, but if the same driver were to have a sudden decrease in speed from 70 to 0 in 10 seconds it should be cause for concern (as this is a sign of slamming on brakes).
2.) Rain: Traffic accidents occur when it rains due to the decreased vision and drivers often don’t slow down. Of course, common sense would tell you to avoid an accident, drive extra careful when it rains, but sometimes the rain comes on strong. In the event that drivers feel the need to pull over or want to avoid going into a bad storm, GPS trackers can help. GPS trackers with the weather overlay feature lets drivers know when storms are coming in so they can stay aware. Dispatching can also communicate to drivers to give warning if severe weather is in the forecast.
Keeping everyone safe is a top priority with a fleet business and GPS trackers have features to help. They can reduce the dangers of distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving and help drivers avoid the rain. If you’re looking for a way to increase road safety for your fleets, consider GPS trackers.
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