Accidents impact not only a company's bottom line, but the safety of fleet's greatest resource: its drivers and the vehicles they operate. The past five years have seen an increased focus on driver safety, accident management, and minimizing distracted driving.
Automotive Fleet has been analyzing fleet accident management trends for several years. The following pages review the past five years and are chock full of important trends and data.
Interesting trends that emerged include the age range of drivers involved in accidents and driver tenure, which continue to illustrate just how important continued driver education and training can be.
Police have seen a spike in thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in recent years, especially in California, according to a new video report based on data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
The percentage of occupants fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision increased as the vehicle's age increased, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As Barry Pottle, President of Pottle’s Transportation states, “Drivers are the biggest asset in any company.” When accidents happen, you need a way to protect them and SmartDrive does that.
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Nearly 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in crashes in 2016, which equates to 16% of all crash fatalities. That's a 46% increase in pedestrian fatalities since reaching their lowest point in 2009, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
If given a choice, a whopping 75% of U.S. drivers said they would still rather drive than ride in an autonomous vehicle with 71% noting that they would miss the act of driving, according to a recent survey by CariD.
Subaru has begun offering an online tool that allows fleets to search for open recalls using the vehicle identification number through the Carfax used vehicle platform. The service is offered at no cost.