The benefits to you from managing work-related road
safety can be considerable, no matter the size of your
business. It allows you to exercise better control over
costs, such as wear and tear and fuel, insurance premiums
and legal fees and claims from employees and third parties.
It also allows you to make informed decisions about matters
such as driver training and vehicle purchase, and helps you
identify where health and safety improvements can be made.
Case studies and research have shown that benefits from
managing work-related road safety and reducing crashes
lost due to injury.
of work-related ill health.
stress and improved morale.
less need for
investigation and paperwork.
time due to work rescheduling.
vehicles off the road for repair.
running costs through better driving standards fewer
missed orders and
business opportunities so reduced risk of losing the
goodwill of customers.
of key employees being banned from driving, eg as a
result of points
on their licences.
sound health and safety driving practices and a good
safety culture at work
may well spill over into private driving, which could
reduce the chances of staff being injured in a crash
It has been
estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents
involve somebody who is at work at the time. This may
account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries
every week. Some employers believe, incorrectly, that
provided they comply with certain road traffic law
requirements, eg company vehicles have a valid DOT
certificate, and that drivers hold a valid licence, this is
enough to ensure the safety of their employees, and others,
when they are on the road. However, health and safety law
applies to on-the-road work activities as to all work
activities, and the risks should be effectively managed
within a health and safety management system.
DriverReport.org offers this How Am I Driving program
free of charge. Anyone can report any commercial vehicle
incident in our system at any time. Companies can search for
their drivers within our system at any time, free of charge.
Search consists of Unit Number, License Plate Number, Time
and Location of Incident, Company Name, etc.
We do suggest
that you purchase our DriverReport.org custom vinyl decals
for your commercial vehicles in order to pinpoint the exact
driving infraction to the exact driver, etc. Each decal can
contain a unique Unit Number that you can assign to a
specific vehicle in order to pinpoint exactly which vehicle
and driver is involved in an incident. Decals start at $3.95
We offer many decal designs. You pay only for the
decals that you order. The service is always free.
If you have any
questions about our free How Am I Driving program, please do
not hesitate to