Fleet managers face a challenge in trying to mitigate risk by providing high-quality, effective driver training. In addition to finding a service that provides updated and relevant training content, they also must find a way to schedule all their drivers while minimizing time off the road.
Online driver training solutions, including distracted driver lessons, can provide fleet managers with an answer to these challenges. They offer convenience to a wealth of important training content through an online platform. It’s an effective way to improve driver performance in the most efficient way possible.
Online driver training provides proactive strategies that lower risk, reduce incidents of distracted driving as well as crash-related costs. Quality training also reinforces a company’s commitment to safer roads by reducing the chances of crashes, collisions and serious injuries.
Employees Are a Fleet’s Greatest Asset
Successful managers realize that employees, including fleet drivers, rank at the top of a company’s most important assets. However, untrained drivers also present high risks for fleets. Driver training reduces that risk and makes drivers better at their jobs.
Creating a safety policy that includes continuous driver training is key to long-term fleet success. That’s because the majority of crashes on the road occur because of human error. And in many cases, that human error involves distracted driving.
Federal statistics show that distracted driving led to over 40,000 deaths on the nation’s roads in 2021. The number of annual crashes caused by distracted driving is estimated at more than 900,000.
The causes of distracted driving fall into four main categories.
- Visual. Any distraction that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, including texting, billboards, and dashboard instruments.
- Auditory. Loud music, engine noises and other sounds inside and outside the vehicle.
- Manual. Anything that involves drivers taking their hands off the wheel, including holding a phone, eating, drinking or smoking.
- Cognitive. Lack of sleep, daydreaming, or anything that causes a driver’s mind to wander.
Quality Online Driver Training
Online distracted driver training and safety tips encourage drivers to address their poor driving habits. For fleet managers, they also provide a way to schedule driver training in such a way that they keep their drivers off the road for only short periods of time.
Driving Dynamics offers updated, proven online driver training through its award-winning DrivActiv service. DrivActiv provides an extensive lesson library covering a multitude of safety topics designed to improve behind-the-wheel performance for those who operate everything from passenger cars to heavy duty trucks.
The DrivActiv online library includes 70 training lessons that focus on teaching drivers advanced vehicle control skills, improved visual competencies related to hazard perception and objective self-assessment to help drivers better manage risk-taking behaviors. Those behaviors include distracted driving.
Driving Dynamics bases lessons available through DrivActiv on data collected from studying the causes of more than 200,000 crashes and collisions. The DrivActiv system also offers:
- Lessons in English, American Spanish, Canadian French
- Micro learning to support safety campaigns
- Mobile-device ready lessons
- Lessons compliant with Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) Standards
For fleet managers facing the complex task of providing drivers with high-quality training that also offers flexibility in when and how they learn, DrivActiv provides a solution. The service provides the latest driving strategies and techniques that can reduce the chance of crashes and save lives.