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Top 6 consequences of distracted driving and how to prevent them

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 05 May 2021 09:00:00 BST

As a fleet manager, you might be already well aware of the dangers of distracted driving or have experienced first hand distracted driving accidents. But despite we all know (or should know) distracted driving is something we all need to avoid, statistics still show an increase in this dangerous behaviour: according to WHO, the proportion of drivers using mobile phones while driving has increased over the past 5–10 years, ranging from 1% to up to 11%.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, distraction while driving, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


42 collisions per day caused by distracted driving in Colorado

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 07 April 2021 09:00:00 BST

The American state of Colorado has recently published figures on distracted driving for the distracted driving awareness month and to sensitize about safety as more people are hitting the road for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to such data, 15,000 distracted driving crashes happen each year in Colorado, totalling an average of 42 crashes every day. 42 times where lives are put at risk due to a preventable and careless decision.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, News, Stats & Facts


Is the use of seat belts a forgotten road safety priority?

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 10 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Despite all the safety technology coming into use these days it seems the attention of drivers has decreased on a more "basic" safety item that is still extremely effective: seat belts.

The first legal requirement to wear a seat belt in the front seats of vehicles came into effect in the UK in 1983 and by 1991, seat belt wearing was a legal requirement in all seating positions and wearing rates were higher than 90%. Amongst the road safety community there was a feeling this constituted a ‘job well done.’ But according to recent numbers, it seems we forgot it.

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Categories: distracted driving, dangerous driving, fleet safety


Mobile phone use behind the wheel: some eye-opening campaigns

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 03 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The use of mobile phone behind the wheel is one of the unfortunately many distracted driving habits that are contributing factors in many crashes that could unfortunately lead to injuries or to fatalities. The use of smartphones while driving is particularly dangerous as it does not only take away the driver's mind off the task of driving, but also implies a manual distraction (hands are not on the steering wheel) and a visual one (eyes are off the road).

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, fleet safety


Reducing distracted driving in your fleet: some strategies

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 27 January 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Distracted driving kills and injures every year thousands of people and professional drivers are not exempted from that. With the increasing pressure drivers suffered with the pandemic that has seen Covid-19 as an extra source of risk and distraction and with the global number of fatalies on the road caused by distraction increasing, some countries decided to strengthen measures against it. Now companies are following the example and are taking action to tackle distraction - here you have some steps you can actually take.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, fleet safety


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