Teletrac Navman has further expanded its offering with the launch of a new seatbelt monitoring product.
The newly launched product allows businesses to have a complete overview of driver seatbelt usage across their entire fleet, with real-time alerts and scheduled reporting, to identify drivers who aren’t wearing seatbelts, as well as those who routinely fail to wear them, meaning repeated breaches can be addressed.
The seatbelt safety solution, which integrates with Teletrac Navman’s existing Director for Transport platform, means fleet managers can maximise driver safety and adhere to duty of care regulations, to minimise the chance of accidents whilst remaining compliant, it says.
Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman, said: “You can’t predict when an accident will happen, and not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision, even on a short, familiar journey or when driving at low speeds, so we’re really pleased to introduce yet another driver safety product which will make a difference on the roads.
“The product will encourage seatbelt safety whenever a driver is behind the wheel, to keep your mobile assets, the general public and drivers safer.”
Ahead of the product launch, Teletrac Navman ran an online poll last month, to gain insight into current driver attitudes towards seatbelts. The results showed clear misconceptions of when it’s deemed acceptable not to strap in, with nearly half (42%) of drivers thinking it is okay to be seatbelt-free when they are frequently in and out of the cab.
Furthermore, some 28% thought it was acceptable when driving a short distance of between 10-100 metres, with a further 26% thinking non-usage is acceptable when driving off public roads.