5 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving - Impac

5 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately nine people die each day as a result of distracted driving.

5 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving - Impac

As safety is an ongoing effort within the fleet industry for both large trucks and small, it is important for fleet managers to have their drivers practice safe driving.

Here are five ways to help fleet drivers eliminate unnecessary driver distractions:

1. Don’t Multi-Task. When on the road, many drivers can be tempted to do other things and multi-task. However, drivers should only be focused on the road to avoid an accident.

2. Don’t Eat. Eating or drinking while driving can be a huge distraction. Therefore, drivers should eat before or after their trips on the road. If necessary, they can pull to the side of the road to eat in a safe place.

3. No Phones. If a driver must make a phone call, they should pull over to make the call. Although hand-free talking is available within many vehicles, it can still result in an accident. In addition, drivers should never text. To accomplish this, keep all electronics out of reach.

4. Get Organized. Driving with unnecessary clutter all over a vehicle can result in distracted driving. Drivers should organize all paperwork, baggage and gear prior to heading out on the road.  

5. Adjust Before. To avoid distracted driving, drivers should set GPS systems, climate control, mirrors and seats before getting on the road.

5 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving - Impac

With safety in mind, Impac offers reliable fleet fuel card programs and innovative GPS tracking and reporting systems. With access to specialized telematics data provided by these technologies, driver behavior can be properly reported, monitored and handled accordingly.

To take a step towards reduced distracted driving within your fleet, contact Impac.

Accident Avoidance Programs Can Lower a Fleet’s Liability Cost-Impac

Accident Avoidance Programs Can Lower a Fleet’s Liability Cost

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Accident Avoidance Programs Can Lower a Fleet’s Liability Cost-ImpacMotor vehicle crashes cost employers billions of dollars annually in medical costs, legal expenditure, property damage, and lost productivity. Industry vehicle accidents amount to approximately 6.5 percent of all crash injuries. Research shows that 94 percent of those accidents are due to human error.

Companies investing in a company-wide motor vehicle safety program has been proven to reduce their fleets’ liability and exposure to these crashes through prevalent education and precautionary measures.  

Protecting employees and assets from vehicle accidents can be a profitable investment, ultimately saving lives and reducing unnecessary company costs. Approximately, for every dollar spend on improving driver safety and implementing a well-designed safety agenda, the return-on-investment can be as much as three dollars earned for the company. Safety programs are an adjunct to help reduce health care expenses without minimizing employee benefits.

Well-informed employers understand employees are crucial to the success of their business. Portraying commitment to protecting the safety and welfare of workers can directly improve employee satisfaction and retention, resulting in unforeseen benefits for the business.  

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To maximize results from an accident avoidance program, it is important to ensure the participation of all employees within a fleet-based company. Offering ongoing employee training could be advantageous to a business owner or fleet manager to remind their drivers that safety is not a part time job.

Decreasing a fleet’s liability cost is a main objective for a fleet-based company, but so is increasing savings on overbearing fuel costs. Impac’s fuel cards offer companies expense management solutions for commercial and governmental fleets of all sizes.

Contact Impac today to learn more about the importance of accident avoidance programs and how our fleet fuel cards can deliver additional savings for your organization.