Using driver risk assessment and monitoring research to improve motor fleet safety

The paper describes a process to help ensure that relevant safety programs are effectively targeted at actual risks. Research undertaken by Napier University in collaboration with Interactive Driving Systems is described, based on 26,000 British Telecom drivers in the UK, with the following aims: 1. Identify the most at-risk drivers. 2. Compare driver assessment scores against crash outcomes. 3. Evaluate the capabilities of the RoadRISK online driver assessment program to predict likely crash outcomes. 4. Compare the outcomes from self reported crash data against insurance claims. To achieve this, four studies were undertaken using cross tabulation and logistic regression to compare their RoadRISK assessment scores of 8,000, 16,000 and 26,000 drivers against their crash outcomes. The main results from these studies showed that: a few drivers appeared to be involved in a disproportionate number of crashes; there was a positive relationship between RoadRISK assessment scores and crash outcomes; RoadRISK has some capability to predict likely crash outcomes for fleet drivers, but should not be seen as a substitute for other best practice management processes. Finally, recommendations were made for further improved research and on how the assessment tool could be improved.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76-85
  • Monograph Title: Final proceedings: International Truck and Bus Safety and Security Symposium, November 14-16, 2005, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01388642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 1:10AM