Improved Driver and Accident Management
The number of truck drivers who have been spotted to sway off the road is recently on the rise. One of the many reasons why business owners use vehicle tracking systems is to help protect valuable assets. This includes both vehicles and the employees who drive them. In addition to preventing theft and vehicle misuse,they help reduce the incidence of accidents, which means protecting employees from injury and keeping vehicles operational for longer.
Vehicle Accident Statistics in Kenya:
The statistics surrounding motor vehicle accidents in Kenya can be quite alarming, especially if you are responsible for multiple vehicles and their drivers.
According to the National Transport and Safety Authority:
528 pedestrians have lost their lives on Kenyan roads since the year began making them the most vulnerable road users. They are followed by passengers and drivers.
In total, by June 15, 2018, 1,391 people had died with 1,905 being seriously injured as a result of road crashes.
Fortunately, there are steps that fleet managers and business owners can take to avoid becoming one of these statistics.
Companies that use vehicle tracking systems benefit from a lower risk of accidents and injuries. Some of the features that help reduce accidents and injuries include:
Hard braking alerts
Hard accelerating alerts
Drivers who know their behaviour is being monitored act more responsibly and drive more carefully. This results in fewer collisions and potentially dangerous accidents. Fleet managers can create alerts so they are notified when certain incidents occur, and they can also run historic reports to see how behaviour has changed over time.
Properly maintained vehicles are less likely to break down. Features such as maintenance alerts make it easier for fleet managers to stay on top of important vehicle repairs and routine maintenance.
Insurance companies know that vehicle tracking systems help reduce accidents, which is why they often offer lower premiums to the companies that employ them.
RiverCross Tracking offers vehicle tracking systems for both large and small businesses. To speak with GPS tracking specialist who can help you select the system that makes the most sense for your fleet, Contact us.