Perils of Driver Drowsiness and the Solution- a Quick OverviewFebruary 26, 2013 at 10:37 am | Posted in Vehicle policy | Leave a comment
Tags: drowsy driver, Vehicle policy
Before we talk about the solution for driver drowsiness, particularly commercial fleet drivers, let’s quickly review the perils of driver drowsiness. Driver drowsiness is a very serious issue. According to the statistics revealed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 100,000 police-reported crashes each year are caused due to driver drowsiness, resulting in over 1,500 deaths, 71,000 injuries, besides $12.5 billion in fiscal losses. In short, drowsy drivers can be a threat on the road not only to the lives of those inside the vehicle and on the road, but also to their own lives.
Lack of sleep is one of the major reasons behind driver drowsiness. However, that’s not all! But, thanks to drowsy driver training courses such as those provided by Drivefleet, fleet managers now have tools to help their drivers avoid drowsiness and protect lives, reputations, liabilities and save costs when they sit behind the wheel. The training courses cover the various causes of driver drowsiness and how to avoid it. Also, professional driver training courses offered by Drive Fleet help drivers better understand your company’s vehicle policy. Drivers who understand your vehicle policy are able to better understand their responsibilities and job expectations.
Besides drowsy driver training, Drivefleet driving courses cover proactive driving, speed management, EcoDriving, aggressive driving, distractions, sharing the road with others, emotions and driving, intersections, right-of-way, etc. To learn more about the courses, please visit their website at http://www.drivefleet.com.