Ways to avoid reckless driving for the fleet
Reckless driving is a worldwide concern. According to the statistics, more than 90% of deaths are because of drivers recklessly driving on the roads in India. Thus to ensure the safety of the fleet and the driver, the fleet owner should be aware of his responsibilities towards the work, traffic rules, the safety of the passengers and Carriers etc. It can cause serious damages to the acids along with heavy penalties.
So to prevent reckless driving, fleet owners should implement these ways:-
Provide proper training programs to your drivers
By providing proper training programs to your drivers about reckless driving will help you ensure the safety of your fleet. These training programs should involve the importance of time management, driving under different weather conditions, following traffic laws, being aware of the surroundings, speed limits, never drinking and driving, keeping the blind spots in mind etc. Proper communication between the fleet owner and the driver will also help in boosting the morale of the driver, which will make a person happy with their job and ensure better performance from their side.
Evaluating your driver's performance
Just providing your drivers with proper training would not be enough as you also have to perform an evaluation test so that you can identify the areas where your drivers are lacking. Along with that, you must appreciate their contribution to the work, which will make a person happy with their job.
Use an effective fleet management system
An effective fleet management system can help you in providing a database of your driver’s driving skills on the road. It will give you safety alerts if the driver is rash driving, disrespecting speed limits, or is idling. Fleet management systems can also help drivers in avoiding accidents and would simply ensure deliveries on time. Thus it increases the accountability of the driver which will make him obey the rules and regulations of safe driving.