You might not have given much thought to your driver’s behaviour until now. Whether they have a healthy set of habits or not. But do you know what qualities contribute to good driving behaviour? It, no doubt, includes avoiding distractions and focusing on the road at all costs!
Other qualities in a driver’s behaviour include following the speed limit and being patient. Especially when people speed through you. Time management is also crucial because, without it, the driver will resort to breaking signals and speeding to reach the destination on time.
Another thing that is often overlooked is reliability. Factors like taking the vehicle for regular maintenance, checking the fuel, and refilling it all contribute to being responsible and reliable. However, if your fleet of drivers is not complying with a good driving attitude, then here is how everything can go south.
If the driver’s behaviour is irresponsible, then the risk of accidents will definitely skyrocket. It includes all the things we mentioned before, such as speeding, braking signals, not giving way, and cutting through.
In fact, 3.9% of accidents are caused due to drivers dozing off. You can see from this fact how destructive bad driving behaviour can be. According to another study, 57% of road accidents are caused by human error. So, if you don’t focus on your driver improvement, then you will be contributing to these statistics as well.
If you hand over your classy car to a driver with harmful habits, then get ready to deal with some extra charges. For instance, if your driver is speeding and hits a street light and blows off its bumper, you’ll probably have to cover the repair cost.
This scenario will be even worse if you own a fleet of irresponsible drivers. Plus, your car will not only go through external damages but also internal ones. The engine and brakes also tend to fail due to accelerating.
If your drivers are known to disrupt the road environment or are caught in accidents often, your company will lose its worth. People won’t trust their safety in your hands, and why would they?
No one would like to ride with a reckless driver whose only stop is the afterworld. Moreover, road ethics is legitimate, and drivers who are not following it cannot be relied upon.
First of all, if your drivers are doing well and taking care of the road ethics, then you’ll know it by yourself. You can tell the difference because you won’t receive any complaints, tickets nor your vehicles will be damaged. If you face such issues, you can ask your drivers to do better and then trust them to comply with your rules.
But if you truly want to analyse your driver’s behaviour, you will have to utilise some telematics. Moreover, some companies even have a system for keeping track of their drivers’ road ethics. But do they know how to use the data the right way? Most probably, they don’t.
One way is to reward your drivers for sticking to the basic road ethics and provided rules. It will encourage them to improve themselves after every ride. You can use certain apps like Drivestar that provide a proper system with specific categories to rate drivers accurately.
Plus, it is highly flexible and can be personalised according to different companies because not every company faces the same problems. This app also shows the statistics that drivers can check and improve their performance wherever it’s lacking.
If you want to know how exactly you will benefit from identifying and acknowledging your best drivers, then our webinar is for you. You will get a golden chance to meet Drivestar’s CEO, Jacob Westerlaken, who will personally guide you. So, start your driver improvement journey by joining us and signing up for our webinar today!