Did you know that using hands-free devices is still 4 times more distracting than talking to a passenger? Read on to learn more surprising facts about driving.
Driving is the riskiest thing we do in a day and it's not getting any safer. According to The National Safety Council, we have reached our third straight year with over 40,000 traffic fatalities.
While there are many telematics GPS systems which can help improve risky driving habits while on the road, the work should really start before your drivers ever turn the ignition switch.
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.
"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