Focusing on behaviors that put drivers, passengers and others on the road at risk.
Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – Mississauga, Ontario – May 13th-19th 2014 marks National Road Safety Week in Canada, a campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. This campaign is designed to remind Canadians just how important it is to drive safely, obey all driving laws and ultimately keep everyone on the road safe. It focuses on behaviors that put drivers, passengers and others on the road at most risk, this includes: seat belt use, impaired driving, aggressive and distracted driving.
It is important to always take precautions when driving, as driving style not only can affect the driver but also those around them whether that be a cyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist or another driver. The driver must always be aware of everything around him/her to ensure safety on the road.
If a driver is distracted by answering their cell phone it becomes harder to react appropriately and avoid a potential crash. It is crucial to limit distractions behind the wheel. By taking their eyes off the road, even for a second, drivers are drastically increasing the chances of being in a collision. Studies have shown that a driver using a cell phone is more likely to be involved in a collision than a driver who is focused on the road.
In 2011, 31% of collisions resulting in driver/passenger fatalities were people not wearing a seat belt. That means 31% of fatal collisions in 2011 could have potentially been avoided if those individuals simply put on their seat belts. As seat belts save lives, everyone must remember to buckle up.
Here are a few road safety tips from GoFleet:
- Drive according to the posted road speed limits, do not speed.
- Avoid unnecessary distractions and drive defensively.
- Yield to vulnerable road users even if they do not have the right-of-way.
- Turn phone off/on silent, not to be tempted to answer it or read a text message.
- Watch out for drivers who are not paying attention.
- Only reverse when there are no other options.
- Keep both hands on the wheel.
- Wear a seat belt at all times.
- Keep a safe distance from the car in front.
- Be aware of pedestrians, cyclists, children, animals and motorcyclists.
GoFleet works with companies to improve bad driving habits and overall increase road safety. advanced GPS systems not only offer Real-Time GPS Tracking, they also offer real-time in cabin audible alerts. These devices will beep warning drivers immediately of a number of infractions such as not wearing a seat belt, speeding, and idling. They can also record high quality information about the drivers like speeding (their speed versus posted speed), harsh braking and harsh cornering allowing fleet mangers or company owners to then analyze the data and work with their drivers to improve safety.
GoFleet is an industry leader in the area of GPS fleet tracking and management, trusted by some of the largest Fortune 500 companies to improve fleet management capabilities using innovative telematics and dispatch solutions.