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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


DVSA trial finds out 1 out of 12 tyres is underinflated

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 21 April 2021 09:00:00 BST

It seems companies still have a long way to go when it comes to performing vehicle checks or having a tyres control program, as a recent DVSA trial it was found that one in 12 tyres were underinflated and identified 5,000 overweight vehicles a month.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


New HSA inspection campaign targeting vehicles at work

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 14 April 2021 09:00:00 BST

The Health and Safety Authority has started a two-week transport operations and vehicles at work inspection and awareness campaign on Monday, 12 April, concurrently with the 2010-2019 issue of the Work Related Vehicle Deaths report.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts


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


NHTSA announces April 2021 as distracted driving awareness month

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 31 March 2021 09:00:00 BST

The NHTSA has announced that April 2021 is going to be distracted driving awareness month in the US. The organisation has compared distracted driving to a deadly epidemic happening on the roads. Texting behind the wheel seem to be the most frequent dangerous driving today, but other risky actions that might not be seen as impacting on attention are indeed examples of distracted driving - and as such are robbing drivers of seconds that might be needed to avoid a deadly crash.

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Categories: Fleet Management, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


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