In conjunction with World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, released the Guidelines for Using Technology to Address Road Safety Challenges report. The comprehensive report outlines how to effectively apply safety technologies, like connected vehicles and infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and features, sensors, telematics and consumer electronics, to fleet operations in order to pave the way to a golden era of road safety.
Globally, between 25 and 33 percent of road crashes are work-related and 36 percent of occupational deaths are due to crashes. As of 2014, there were more than 329 million commercial vehicles on the world’s roads. TSR believes that companies have the responsibility for considering the welfare of their employees, as well as the potential dangers business fleets may pose.
The first step in using technology to address road safety challenges is obtaining support from a company’s highest leadership. Once a company receives leadership’s full commitment, a road safety management team needs to be put into place to develop and implement an action plan. This report provides an overview of the technologies a management team should explore to help reduce road-related risks due to roads and mobility, vehicles, road users, and post-crash response.
“Fleet drivers crashing at a higher rate than privately registered vehicles demand an urgent and collective response from the business community,” said Greg Martin, chief operating officer and executive director of TSR.
The report is a practical guide that provides companies of all sizes a step-by-step approach to understand and execute the types of technologies available to improve safety.
To read the full report, go to: Guidelines for Using Technology to Address Road Safety Challenges