Fleet and road safety are priorities at Transpoco. With the number of customers and vehicles we work with, we realise we have a real opportunity to save lives by positively impacting how vehicles are driven and maintained.
With SynX we help fleets in creating a company culture where safety is essential and not just one of many competing priorities. We do this by monitoring driving style and help set up competitions based on the principle of cutting out dangerous driving behaviour. We also spend a large portion of our development time on create reports that clearly highlight any risks that our customers may face—providing the necessary tools to address and reduce these risks as quickly as possible.
We are also supporting Brake, the road safety charity, by donating toward the vital work they carry out, with the aim that together we can hopefully make a difference in creating a safer working environment and a more responsible generation of drivers.
Brake has created an interesting campaign/commitment called “the pledge”; a simple way of reminding you to protect yourself and the people around you, build happier communities, and help save the planet.
The pledge consists of 5 promises to keep that will help maintain safety on the road. Here they are to remind you:
#1 - Slow
Respect speed limits and protect all road users by slowing down.
#2 - Sober
Never drive under the influence of drugs (including prescription) or alcohol, and plan in advance how to safely get home if you are going out intending to drink.
#3 - Secure
Make sure you use your seatbelt, kids have restraints, and you use safe vehicles with all the safety features known to you.
#4 - Silent
Never take/make calls or text while driving. Turn your phone off and focus on the road.
#5 - Sharp
Make sure you get your sight tested. Never drive if you are not fit to or tired.
#6 - Sustainable
Make sure you drive in the correct manner in order to save fuel, minimise emissions and protect the environment.
Seems simple, but there are still a lot of drivers (work related or otherwise) who do not understand how important it is to protect themselves and other road users. Make sure you make the pledge!