How can telematics help you drive defensively?

Posted by StriveSafe on Jul 17, 2019 2:48:00 PM

Getting behind the wheel is the riskiest thing we all do every day. In some industries, driving is the leading cause of fatalities within the workplace. Understanding how using a telematics GPS system can help you drive more defensively, reduce risk and ultimately become a better driver is the first step towards safer roads.

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Topics: Tips and tricks, driving safety, telematics, defensive driving

Safe Driving Tips for The Fourth of July

Posted by StriveSafe on Jul 3, 2019 8:34:33 AM

According to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 150 people are killed on the Fourth of July holiday. Almost two-thirds of those crashes are related to drunk driving. Don't be a statistic.

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Topics: Tips and tricks, safety, driving safety, 4thofjuly

Tips for Talking to Your Drivers About Driving Safety

Posted by StriveSafe on Jun 18, 2019 10:28:00 AM

We worked with many professional in Fleet, Operations and Health & Safety to compile the following tips for how to approach your drivers on the topic of driving safety. 

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Topics: Tips and tricks, safety, driving safety, national safety month, telematics

Key Elements to a Driver Safety Program

Posted by StriveSafe on Jun 6, 2019 9:02:00 AM

Motor vehicle related deaths are on the increase in the United States, with over 40,000 deaths per year and a 14% increase between 2014 and 2016 – the largest in 50 years.  Costs are potentially catastrophic for businesses with associated average costs to employers of $128,000 for crashes resulting in injury and $4 million that result in death.

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Topics: distracted driving, safety, driving safety, national safety month

5 Tips for Driving Safety & Preparedness

Posted by StriveSafe on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

To mark the first week of National Safety Month here are 5 tips for
driving safety and preparedness:

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Topics: Tips and tricks, driving safety, national safety month

Can GPS Fleet Tracking IoT Benefit Small Businesses?

Posted by StriveSafe on May 20, 2019 3:04:18 PM

The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects using hardware with sensors which communicate and can be remotely monitored. - Wikipedia

Fleet GPS tracking and driving safety devices fall into IoT because they use hardware to capture and track driving behavior and locations, transmitting this information into a cloud-based portal where business can then monitor and run data analytics. So how does this apply to your small business?

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Topics: driving safety, telematics, IoT

Distractions Kill

Posted by Kimberly Imbert on Apr 18, 2019 1:17:39 PM

"7% of all drivers at any given time are using their phones while driving. A NHTSA survey finds 660,000 drivers using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving at any given daylight moment." National Safety Council

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Topics: distracted driving, safety, driving safety

SafeTalk: teen drivers and telematics

Posted by Sarah Griffin on Oct 24, 2018 2:06:49 PM

Listen to our conversation with Lynelle Bautista of Cartasite about her experience outfitting her newly licensed teen driver son with a telematics system!

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Topics: SafeTalk Conversations

5 ways to prevent fatigue - and stay on schedule

Posted by Sarah Griffin on Oct 24, 2018 12:12:49 PM

Tired. Exhausted. Sleep-deprived. Burning the candle at both ends. Burnt out. For millions of adults, workplace fatigue is so commonplace that it’s more often viewed as an unpleasant, albeit unavoidable, symptom of managing a busy life rather than the dangerous liability it actually is. When driving is added into the equation, fatigued motorists can face a sharp uptick in on-the-road risk factors. Research shows that being awake for 17 hours has the same effect on your driving ability as a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.05 - or two alcoholic drinks in an hour. Driving after being awake for 24 hours increases this to a BAC of 0.1 - that’s more than 2 times over the legal limit.

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5 tips to keep employees safe in school zones

Posted by Sarah Griffin on Sep 19, 2018 10:19:48 AM

It’s September, and for thousands of cities across the US, that means kids are back in school. Ask any parent what their primary concern is for their child, and they’ll probably tell you it’s their safety. The Transportation Research Board reports that 25,000 children are injured every year in school zone accidents, and 100 of those collisions end in fatalities.

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Topics: Tips and tricks