Fleets should monitor mobile phone usage to reduce distracted driving accidents, according to technology firm Eyes-Up.
Although smartphones are becoming an indispensable tool for many SME and independent fleet operators, having those tools in vehicle also presents a significant business risk. Distraction from the use of smart phones while driving is a growing cause of accidents, which can have sizable costs from bent metal and injured workers.
The Fleetsafer system combines telematics data with mobile phone usage data to provide fleet managers with data on mobile phone usage and identify high-risk drivers who are not complying with driving policies.
Kevin Tillotson, business development director of Eyes-Up, said: “Eyes-Up is committed to helping our customers implement the very best solutions to address distracted driving. Fleetsafer is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to help commercial fleet operators measure and manage employee use of phones while driving company vehicles”