Why Distracted Driving Training is Important for Your Fleet Drivers?

November 26, 2012 at 5:35 am | Posted in Distracted Driving | Leave a comment
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In the wake of increasing number of crashes on American roadways due to distracted driving, there is an urgent need get this epidemic under control. Reportedly, distracted driving was the major underlying cause of over 20% of all car crashes reported in year 2009. Further, as per NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), more than 3,000 people lost their lives in Distracted Driving crashes in 2010 alone.

Different types of distractions can take the focus of your commercial fleet driver off the road. However, drivers who are trained to be proactive are capable of avoiding the effects of distractions.

Proactive drivers are more focused and know how to drive responsibly and safely while saving lives and lowering overall fleet costs and protecting reputations. Training is, therefore a must for your drivers if you wish to help them be more proactive on the road.

As a fleet manager, you are responsible for ensuring your drivers understand their responsibilities. Quite a few good resources are available online these days, such as Drivefleet, that offer excellent distracted driving training courses that your drivers can take. The training teaches the Fleet Driver to be proactive and more responsible. They are taught to avoid distractions both inside and outside the vehicle.

The fleet training and distracted driving courses generally cover: Educating drivers about the many types of distractions and how information is processed by the brain, so that they can learn to avoid them. They also include a driving and texting stimulation.

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