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Helping managers understand driver psychology

A new campaign is urging fleet managers to better understand what makes their drivers tick.

Driver psychology has a huge influence on the way motorists behave behind the wheel and new research shows that it may be possible to shift attitudes to risk-taking behaviour such as speeding.

“A knowledge of what influences drivers’ attitudes and behaviour behind the wheel is an important starting point for managing occupational road risk and reducing the number of crashes involving at-work drivers,” said Roz Cumming, senior development manager for the Fleet Safety Forum at Brake.

“Understanding psychology can help companies to recruit the right people in the first place, target training for their existing employees and identify the need for persuasive, attitude-changing communications.”

Now a new campaign has been launched by Brake to provide fleet managers with information on the influence driver psychology has on behaviour, how to understand it using a range of psychometric testing tools, and what to do with the results.

Copies can be obtained by emailing admin@brake.org.uk

The first 100 copies are free of charge.
 

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