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Stop these 8 Bad Driver Habits with Connected Dash Cams for Your Fleet

Bad driving habits of employees will cost your organization money. Cut down on incident-related costs and expenses with dashboard cameras.

If you are responsible for your organization's vehicle fleet you want to know which bad driving habits take place within your fleet. Here's a list of 8 bad driving behavior examples and how you can stop them.

Bad Driving Habits that take place in your fleet:

1. Distracted Driving

  • Cell phone use; handheld calling, texting, or even checking social media
  • Smoking
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving; asleep at the wheel
  • Doing work related paperwork; checking the next delivery on their clipboard while driving

2. Ignoring or missing road signs

  • Ignoring stop signs; rolling stops
  • Speeding; deliberately or not knowing the speed limit

3. No seatbelt wearing

Not wearing a seatbelt might even be against your companies direct driver guidelines, but it's also against the law. Most important is of course your drivers' safety. Not to mention high direct (medical, legal, vehicle damage, loss of workforce) and indirect costs (wage costs, material damage, admin time, production loss) in case of an accident.

4. Dangerous and sub-optimal routes

Drivers taking certain routes that are more dangerous (road conditions, surroundings, narrow roads, traffic overview) or that are not optimal. Longer routes with fewer traffic lights or intersections might be more efficient and safe.

5. Harsh driving

  • Harsh braking; usually the result of tailgating (driving behind someone too closely)
  • Harsh acceleration
  • Harsh cornering

6. Poor vehicle control

The sitting position of your drivers (both hands on the steering wheel?), how do they park the vehicle, maintaining proper speed, merging, looking ahead, reading the traffic, observing hazards, and positioning of the vehicle.

7. Drivers lack judgment of how safe a situation is

Where to park or position the vehicle and maintaining an overview and the overall safety of the situation.

8. Drivers not using the direction indicator

A study determined that failure to use turn signals causes approximately two million car accidents in the US each year. Not using the blinker or turn signal when changing direction or turning is not just a lazy habit, but a hazard that can lead to a crash.

Stop bad driving habits with Connected Dashcams

With our connected dashcams for fleets, you gain complete visibility, increase safety, and streamline compliance.

  • Gain complete visibility: detect critical events
  • Automatically detect distracted driving
  • Identify and coach at-risk drivers
  • Expedite insurance payouts
Screenshots with examples of implemented connected dashcams for fleets.

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