4 Tips to Keep Your Drivers Safe and Prevent Car Accidents

by Concox Garin Marketing Manager

Safety must be one of the priorities of any company. In transportation companies, minimizing the risks of traffic accidents is essential.

Among the main causes of traffic accidents, are the following:

Inadequate speed
Distraction at the wheel
Do not respect the safety distance
Do not pay attention to traffic signs
Weather factors
Although you may think that the great majority of cases cannot be avoided, the truth is that with the right technology you will be able to control them to a greater extent and optimize them, greatly minimizing the possibility of having an accident.

For this reason, today we bring you 4 tips to reduce the risk of accidents. Let us begin!

1. Offer adequate breaks
Rest properly is essential to avoid accidents. It seems obvious, but a large part of the distractions are caused by the simple fact that the driver has not rested enough.

To avoid this, you must, beyond respecting regulatory breaks, offer complimentary breaks on those routes that may lead to greater fatigue for your employees or manage them in such a way that a driver does not do tasks that may be too heavy.

In this sense, fleet management platforms will provide you with the necessary information so that you can plan your routes properly.

Keep in mind that about 80% of traffic accidents are due to the human factor and, within this percentage, approximately 1 in 3 is due to distractions.

2. Anticipate adverse situations
As we have already mentioned, the weather is one of the main causes of accidents. When planning your routes, you must take it into account to adapt to them and take the necessary measures.

You can, for example, reduce the number of deliveries if you know that the weather pipes will be adverse, make order modifications, increase the safety of all vehicles in your fleet or notify the driver of the situation to deal with it.

In addition to this, it will also have an impact on the management times of your orders. If you anticipate an adverse climate, you can, for example, add more vehicles covering a route or notify customers in advance to prioritize orders and better manage your fleet.

3. Maintenance is very important.
Reviewing the status of your vehicles and keeping it in an optimal state is crucial to minimize possible accidents and also reduce the costs associated with each route.

We are no longer talking about the most common checks, such as the condition of the tires, the oil levels or the engine elements, but rather checking the condition of any vehicle element.

Having a windshield wiper in bad condition, for example, severely affects your driver's visibility in case of rain and can multiply the risk of an accident.

Controlling the total state of your vehicle is crucial to keep the driver of your fleet safe.

4. Train your drivers
Another way you can help reduce traffic accidents is through training that helps improve your driving. These internal courses will improve the driving of your entire team, help them to take more precautions and avoid possible distractions.

In addition to this, the training will help the driver to be more efficient at the wheel, which will greatly reduce the costs associated with fuel consumption.

How Smart Car Tracker and fleet management platform help in accident prevention?

Fleet management systems such as Tracksolid provides you with the necessary information to manage and optimize your routes. These platforms also help improve the control and safety of your routes, minimizing the possibility of accidents. Here are some of the features with which you can improve the security of your routes:

Customizable alerts: lets you know when a driver exceeds the speed limit or is consuming more than he should, which leads to improper use of the vehicle.
Driver and vehicle identifier: Identify the drivers associated with a vehicle, so you can better control your routes and improve their efficiency.
Vehicle information: Obtain accurate and real-time information on consumption, engine temperature, speed, among many other data related to the vehicle's engine. These data will help you understand the situation of the vehicle and detect anomalies.
Event schedule: With the platform, you can program, execute and review events that serve to keep track of the state of the vehicles, know when to do next maintenance, among other data, so you can anticipate the maintenance and have controlled the status of each vehicle.

These are just some of the advantages offered by fleet management for your transportation company. If you want to know them all, we recommend you take a look at our website. Surely it will be of great help!

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About Concox Garin Innovator   Marketing Manager

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