Written by Isabelle on March 12, 2015

Driving while distracted… an accident waiting to happen…

The Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety in Queensland has conducted some insightful research into driving while distracted – focusing on using mobile phones while driving.

Their research says that using a mobile phone while driving increases your risk of crashing four-fold...ouch!

Of particular interest is to read that distraction (including distraction due to fatigue) is a contributing factor to 71% of truck crashes.

It is a timely reminder of  the risks truck drivers, and all road users, face if they are driving distracted. Fatigue and distraction interact heavily and so both are critical to identify and manage.

One driver monitoring solution from Seeing Machines, which is the Driver Safety System or DSS, has been specifically developed and validated to identify BOTH fatigue and distraction events. We are not aware of any other product in the market that can make that claim and back it up with operational data showing substantial reductions in crash risk and other safety measures. Watch this space...

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Blog post written by Isabelle

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