Several trends in commercial auto insurance in 2019 indicate a continued need for fleet managers and owners to focus on creating and implementing effective fleet safety policies.
The annual accident rate for commercial fleets is around 20%, and even higher for some specific industries. Moreover, the average cost of a loss related to fleet vehicle crashes is approximately $70,000.
An estimated 90% of all driver decisions are based on what the driver can see. Yet at night, one's vision is compromised, which may account for the fact that approximately 40% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents occur at night.
Dusk is one of the most dangerous times to drive because our eyes are adjusted to bright skies and pedestrians, cyclists, and objects in the road that can hide in the darker landscape.
Statistics show that 17% of all vehicle collisions occur in winter, and over 70% of U.S. roads are in snowy regions.
Now is the time to remind your fleet drivers of best practices for driving and parking in lots and garages. Here are four tips.
Whether moving, parking or stopping, drivers should understand that an appropriate space cushion will keep them, and other drivers, safer while on the road.
Rain and wet roads pose serious hazards for your drivers. Chief among them is hydroplaning. These four tips will help drivers recover, when their vehicle loses traction.
More than 50,000 crashes happen in parking lots and parking garages annually, resulting in 500 or more fatalities and more than 60,000 injuries.
More drivers hit wild animals during the fall season, so now is a good time for fleet managers to remind drivers how to avoid hitting a deer, and what to do in the event that it does happen.