Become a good driver, prevent accidents and save money for yourself or your fleet!

DID YOU KNOW? Good drivers save 12% on costs, whereas bad drivers cost an extra 13% on costs!


difference in operating costs between bad and good drivers

Influencing a culture of good driving behavior is essential for all fleet managers – the difference in whole life cycle costs between a fleet of good drivers compared to a fleet of bad drivers can be 25%. Data collected from Chevin’s customer base shows that the best drivers can reduce costs by more than 12%, but the worst drivers can increase costs by more than 13%.

An accident can be 36 times the cost of a basic repair, so ensuring you have a strategy to reduce the risk of accidents within your fleet must be a priority for all fleet managers.

Increased Cost & Accident Risk

A good driver not only saves money, but is also a lot safer behind the wheel. According to NetSafeUtah.org and VeryWell.com:

A driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.10% is 7 times more likely to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash
A driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.15% is 25 times more likely to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash
A driver is 3.6 times more likely to get into an accident when eating while driving
A driver is 6 times more likely to get into an accident when talking on a cell phone while driving
A driver is 24 times more likely to get into an accident when texting on a cell phone while driving


Tips to becoming a good driver

Slow down:

Speeding accounts for approximately 18% of all fatal and serious injury crashes on the road in the US
Reducing your speed can be the difference between life and death: a person struck by a vehicle at 30 KM/H will be injured, but is likely to survive, however a person who is struck by a vehicle travelling at 50 KM/H is much more likely to be killed
Increasing your speed from 70 KM/H to 80 KM/H increases the risk of crashing by 60%

Avoid Distractions:

Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind focused on driving
3,477 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2015
391,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2015

Don’t drink/use drugs & drive:

Of all fatally-injured drivers who were tested in 2015:.

43% had drugs in their system:

    • 35% tested positive for marijuana
    • 9% tested positive for amphetamines
    • Over 50% tested positive for “other drugs”

37% had alcohol in their system
Only 20% tested negatively for substances

Always wear a seat belt:

Seat belts can reduce crash fatalities by 40 to 60%
An estimated 12,802 lives were saved by seat belts in 2014 in the US
 It is a legal requirement to wear a seat belt in 49 of the 50 US states (New Hampshire is the only exception)

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good driver vs bad driver infographic

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