The Dangers of Hard Cornering by Fleet Drivers

18 Feb 2019

Cornering. It’s a concept that eludes many drivers. Yet, it can be one of the hallmarks of safe drivers on the road today. The better your fleet drivers understand the fine art of cornering, so they can avoid hard cornering, the safer your fleet (and fleet vehicles) will be.

First off, there’s a difference between what some might call harsh cornering and reckless cornering. One implies intent and the other a lack of education about safe cornering practices. Unfortunately, the consequences of both can be bad for your business.

Why is Hard Cornering a Bad Practice for Fleet Drivers?

Fleet drivers spend many hours each week on the road. The more unsafe driving habits they have, like bad cornering practices, the greater their risks of accidents. When drivers take corners too quickly, the consequences can be catastrophic. This includes things like:

  • Auto accidents involving other vehicles.
  • Careening out of control and damaging drivers, property, and company vehicles.
  • Hitting and injuring pedestrians and/or cyclists on the road.
  • Running into the midst of a road construction crew causing injuries and/or damage.

Not only are these risks damaging and harmful to people and property. They also damage the reputation of your business and the entire fleet. They can also lead to financial damages awarded against your company. For these reasons, and many more, it is important to get a handle on hard cornering within your organization and eliminate it completely.

How Can You Get Rid of Harsh Cornering Among Fleet Drivers?

One of the greatest challenges you face, in this regard, is that it is often difficult to manage the behavior of drivers when you’re not in fleet vehicles with them. Despite all the education you offer and the policies you create, it’s difficult to enforce them when you don’t know what your drivers are doing while they’re on the road.

GPS fleet tracking changes that reality, though, allowing you to track a wide range of driver behaviors, including:

  • Harsh cornering
  • Hard braking
  • Speeding
  • Swerving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Fast accelerations
  • Excessive idling

In fact, you can set up alerts that notify you any time your drivers engage in one or more of these behaviors. This means you can not only create, but also enforce policies that discourage hard cornering within your fleet.

It’s not just the reputation of your fleet and the soundness of your vehicles at stake when it comes to dangerous driving habits, like reckless cornering. The faster you eliminate these negative driving habits from your fleet drivers the better it will be for your entire fleet.

Contact us here at LiveViewGPS to learn more about how GPS fleet tracking can help manage fleet driver risks and your companies overall efficiency. Call us at 1-888-544-0494.

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