Startling Facts about Driver Safety

Is Your Company at Risk?

Employees who drive are costing organizations resources, time and money. Traditionally organizations have manually tracked driver behavior with infrequent use of static driving records. Too often, this left organizations without adequate visibility into which drivers were at risk resulting in escalating costs and liability concerns. 

Driver Risk Management continuously monitors for negative changes, automates risk analysis and presents a proprietary Driver Risk Score in an easy to use Driver Dashboard. Now in real-time, an organization will know who the high, medium, and low-risk drivers are with a single platform.


You Must Know Your Drivers

  • Know their past and present incidents in personal and business vehicles.
  • Be aware of driving behaviors on and off the job.
  • Recognizing past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.


Accidents are Caused by Drivers

FACT: People Cause Accidents

94% of all accidents are caused by people

In 2016, 94% of crashes were found to be a result of human behavior as opposed to vehicle or environmental causes.

  • Distracted driving increases accident likelihood by 64%, with increasing distractions behind the wheel now over 6% of accidents are directly caused by texting while driving
  • 41% of crashes in 2016 were determined to be due to recognition error including driver inattention, internal/external distractions and inadequate surveillance as opposed to decision error like running a red light or performance error like over compensation on ice.

FACT: Speeding Kills

27% of auto fatalities are related to speeding

  • A recent study from the National Transportation Safety Board declares speeding is what’s killing American drivers. In 2016 alone, speeding killed 10,111 people, accounting for more than a quarter (27%) of all traffic fatalities that year.
  • The consequences of speeding are many:
    • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
    • Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
    • Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
    • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
    • Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
    • Increased fuel consumption/cost.


Fatalities are speeding related

FACT: Companies with Fleets DO NOT monitor Drivers


Do NOT Monitor drivers

Only 30% of companies monitor their fleets

Ironically enough, fleet vehicle accidents are among the most expensive injury claims for business. The average cost of a loss related to fleet vehicle accidents is approximately $70,000, which is almost twice the cost of the average workplace injury.

Driver Risk and Safety Management Survey Results

  • Do NOT have a safety program 59% 59%
  • Do NOT pull annual MVRs 66% 66%
  • Use an electronic MVR system 26% 26%
  • Say driver safety is priority #1 80% 80%

FACT: Risky Driving is Costly to the Community

In 2010, there were 32,999 people killed, 3.9 million were injured, and 24 million vehicles were damaged in motor vehicle crashes in the United States. The economic costs of these crashestotaled $242 billion. Included in these losses are lost productivity, medical costs, legal and court costs, emergency service costs (EMS), insurance administration costs, congestion costs, property damage, and workplace losses. The $242 billion cost of motor vehicle crashes represents the equivalent of nearly $784 for each of the 308.7 million people living in the United States, and 1.6 percent of the $14.96 trillion real U.S. Gross Domestic Product for 2010.


The economic impact of motor vehicle crashes


Economic cost to society for each fatality


Average cost of each critically injured survivor


Cost of lost workplace productivity

1 in 5

Drivers will be involved in an auto accident annually

1 in 2

Personal injury lawsuites involve an auto accident

3 in 5

Personal injury lawsuits are won by the plaintiff

FACT: Employers’ Motor Vehicle Costs Crush the Bottom Line

Motor vehicle crash injuries on and off the job cost employers $47.4 billion in direct crash-related expenses which include medical care, liability, lost productivity and property damage.  Almost one half of this cost resulted from off-the-job injuries to workers and their dependents.

What Companies Can Do About It

Start with a comprehensive baseline MVR that scores drivers against your safety policy on day 1 – identifying the best ones or those who need training

Continuously monitor drivers’ MVR records going forward and receive automated alerts when a change occurs

Intervene with remedies to maintain a team of drivers who are consistently safe on the road

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