World event aims to drive down road accidents

Fleet managers up and down the country will understand the risks of speeding. 

Fleet drivers pushed for time may feel themselves convinced to break the speed limit, particularly when on clear, straight or safe-looking roads. However, the damages this can have on a company are well reported. 

First, the fines drivers can rack up can cost a company dearly. Especially when a business has many drivers on their books, it will be a financial concern that employees may be speeding to try and catch up with the day.

Secondly, the damage unsafe drivers can have on a business are difficult to account for, though should not be underestimated. Seeing a vehicle flying down the highway, with the company's name emblazoned on the side can have the opposite effect to good advertising, and a business may find itself creating a reputation for recklessness among the community.

Thirdly, and most importantly, the risks drivers put themselves under when speeding is almost immeasurable. A company's occupational health and safety (OHS) policy can be for nothing if drivers are not encouraged to watch their speed.

This is the purpose of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Not only is the event used to look back on some of the harrowing effects of road accidents, but it is also a platform from which to promote better safety around the world.

Acknowledged today (November 17), this year's program focuses on the need to reduce speed on our roads, with the slogan "speed kills - design out speeding".

Improve fleet safety

If your drivers are struggling to find enough hours in the day, fleet management software can help maximise their time on the road and therefore minimise the temptation to speed.

With easy-to-use reporting software, your whole fleet system can be optimised to create better efficiency and improve OHS in the process.

To find out more, contact Smartfleet and book a free demo today.