As a provider of GPS localization solutions and fleet management software, we are well aware that one of the primary concerns of companies operating vehicles as part of their business, as well as anyone working in the Road Safety, is the training and driving behavior of young drivers.
For many reasons, young drivers constitute the major part of population at risk for road users. This is undoubtedly due to their lack of experience, a mixture of the extreme confidence they have in their conduct and the limited awareness they have of the dangers of the road. According to the Transport Safety Council, young drivers are not only too confident, but they also tend to drive too fast. The problem is that without supervision, this behavior can have serious consequences for companies needing drivers, but also for other road users.
As companies have an ethical and legal obligation to provide a safe work environment for their employees and the rest of the drivers on the road, keeping track of the behavior of their young drivers could be assistance in the training of the latter.
How can you use a geo-location system to measure the risks associated with driving young drivers?
1 – Detecting dangerous driving behavior
A GPS tracking system allows you to monitor the behavior of your drivers and keeps an eye on their dangerous attitudes, especially violent accelerations, sudden braking and sudden slowdowns. Such a tool can be very useful in training young drivers and preventing the risks associated with driving them.
2 – Detecting recurring driving problems
Thanks to the specialized functions, you can be informed of any recurring problem of aggressive driving and train your team to remedy it.
3 – Promoting playful behavior
Some systems also helps to organize competitions between drivers to make them aware of road safety measures and to train them in eco-driving, as well as safer driving techniques. And psychologically speaking, we know that nobody wants to end up at the bottom of the rankings!
4 – Leveraging meetings
Every opportunity is right to reinforce your safety policy, whether it is to remind your drivers that respecting speed limits or wearing a seat belt is mandatory. Be sure to set up safety reminders, especially once you have been warned about the main security issues existing within your fleet.
Surveillance by geolocation has become a common means of investigation both for the inquiry of perpetrators of crime or for the commission of offenses and for monitoring the actions of potential offenders.
Geolocation by GPS (satellite)
Only for terminals equipped with a GPS chip, this system of location is based on the signals emitted from a network of satellites to determine the geographical position. The accuracy of this technique is estimated from 15 to 100 meters for the GPS network.
Basically, GPS data collection is simple and easy but reading this data remains more complicated and more expensive. Reading the data on a real-time location system is even costlier. The simpler systems store the data in the GPS unit. These systems are referred to as “passive location” or GPS data loggers.