Driver education - observe and anticipate

Alongside regular fleet maintenance and good fleet management software which can provide 24/7 roadside assistance, driver education is one of the best ways to help prevent an accident and give your drivers peace of mind when on the road.

For that reason, it's a good idea to regularly sit down with your drivers and go over a few common sense road safety tips in order to maximise their safety and wellbeing, as well as the safety and wellbeing of pedestrians and other road users.

Many states across Australia will now be approaching the end of the third term and a short holiday break, and that means more kids will be out and about.

Now is a great time to remind your drivers of how important it is to always observe and anticipate the potential risks and dangers around them when operating a vehicle.

This isn't merely limited to other road users, and should also apply to pedestrians and animals on the footpath or in nearby parks or playgrounds.

Children are unpredictable, and can often be unaware of dangers and things happening around them. It is therefore the responsibility of drivers to be aware and ready to react should something unexpected occur.

Drivers should also take care to remain vigilant and be aware of when they are entering school zones.

These areas usually have a reduced speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour or lower, which is put in place for the safety of children, and it is important these restrictions are followed whenever applicable.

By taking the simple step of remembering to always remain observant and to anticipate potential hazards when on the road, drivers can greatly reduce the risk of accidents or injuries occurring.