22 Nov 2017

Do you need to manage driver fatigue and distraction across your fleet?

Make no mistake: driver fatigue and distraction are becoming serious problems for fleets, resulting in a significant number of fatalities on Australian roads every year.

The government is being urged to do more to reduce the number of road crashes across the country after a report revealed that they cost the economy in excess of $30 billion every year1. There are many other eye-opening statistics, too.

  • Up to 30% of road crashes2 are as a result of drivers being distracted or tired.
  • Fatigue has a huge impact on a driver’s ability to drive safely. In fact, it’s been said that being tired behind the wheel is similar to the effect of drinking and driving. Research shows that being awake for 17 hours has the same effect on your driving as a Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • Distracted drivers are also a risk to other road users and put themselves and their passengers at risk when their attention is taken away from the road ahead. Mobile phones are the worst contenders when it comes to driver distraction. Texting while driving poses a massive risk, yet 57% of drivers are still regular offenders4.

Looking to technology for the cure

If you care about the safety of your fleet and need to manage fatigue or distraction among your drivers, then the latest white paper from MiX Telematics is for you. ‘Fighting driver fatigue and distraction across fleets’ is free to download and will explore:

  • What causes fatigue
  • How technology can be used to reduce driver fatigue and distraction risks
  • A real account from a MiX Telematics customer who successful used telematics to drastically reduce the number of incidents relating to fatigue and distraction in their fleet

Download the white paper now!

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MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to customers in over 120 countries. The company's products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for efficiency, safety, compliance and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT). For more information, visit www.mixtelematics.com.

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For more information on our solutions, please complete the form below.

Address

Suite 3 – 5
281 Hay Street
Subiaco, Western Australia
6008
Tel: +61 8 9388 5800
1/28 Fortescue Street
Spring Hill
Brisbane, Queensland
4004
Tel: +61 7 3234 3500