More than 350 fleet operators completed the survey with responses coming from fleets based in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and North America.
“Driving requires the full attention of the driver," said Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ Director.
"Distraction at the wheel can have devastating consequences and is a factor in a significant number of crashes. Our survey shows many fleet managers are still not doing enough to prevent driver distraction.
"While many are aware of the risks, this needs to be better reflected in company policy, as well as through the introduction of best practice initiatives, evidence-based interventions, effective driver education and data monitoring.
"Managers can use this survey report to identify where their own distraction policies and procedures fit, and follow best practice advice to make improvements if necessary.”
Source: BrakeCharity || January 18, 2018 |||