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Interactive Driving Systems celebrates 20 years in business

Driver safety experts Interactive Driving Systems has celebrated 20 years in the business.

The milestone comes at the same time as risk assessing BT’s 100,000th driver.

The company hosted a celebratory event to mark the occasion. As well as the ceremonial ribbon cutting, short presentations were given, led by Interactive Driving Systems’ managing director, Andy Cuerden.

He said: “Using the road is the most dangerous activity that most people engage in, with approximately 1.3 million road fatalities around the globe each year. It is against this background that we are proud to support client and partner organisations in over 70 countries whose employees are required to drive for work purposes. To date, well over 1 million drivers and their managers have been engaged in road safety programs in 45 languages through Virtual Risk Manager.”

Dave Wallington, BT’s group safety advisor said: “Our 12+ year partnership with Interactive Driving Systems has to date engaged more than 100,000 drivers, being the ‘glue’ behind the processes that have helped us cut our collision rate from 59 per thousand vehicles to 27 and reduced our annual vehicle damage costs from £25 to £10 million. In addition to the significant reductions in injuries to our employees, our driver safety program has also generated a PhD, 2 Masters and 10+ research papers and has significantly enhanced our brand and reputation. As a result, we are consulted on road safety matters by many other organisations and government agencies across the world.”

Plans are in place to continue the company’s success with investments in new management leadership tools as well as technology, such as plug and play behaviour based telematics and targeted online coaching modules.

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