Driving offences committed by company car and van drivers are a year-round problem that show little seasonal variation, according to figures released by CFC Solutions.
The research is based on the users of the company’s Licence Link licence checking software, which was launched in 2009 and is now in use by fleets totalling several thousand drivers. These figures are from offences numbering in the thousands.
Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC Solutions, said: “In some respects, this research is unsurprising but it does show the need for a year-round approach to risk management on the part of fleet managers.
“Even in December, when most fleets spend at least a week off the road, there is only a slight drop in the incidence of offences. Educating drivers about driving more safely is a job for every month of the year.”
Briggs added that, even if the Licence Link figures are broken down into difference driving offences, there was very little seasonal variation.
He said: “If you look at the separate figures for speeding or mobile phone offences, there is little divergence month-by-month with just a slight dip in December again. Car and van drivers are committing these offences all the time.”
Licence Link, which is the fastest selling in the three decade history of CFC Solutions, has just been updated with a new look and feel designed to increase its ease of use and general appeal.
Briggs added: “This is a product that has a timely relevance to its market and continues to be rapidly adopted by all kinds of fleets in all kinds of sectors of industry as an efficient way to help them fulfil their risk management responsibilities.
“The key strengths of Licence Link – its effectiveness, its simplicity, its ease of adoption and its delivery through free software – all mean that it has become the licence checking tool of choice for hundreds of fleets and the latest enhancements that we have made only add to its appeal to fleet users.”
The results are:
Percentage of total offences recorded