Driver Safety Trends
- The Fleet Risk Management Industry in the developed countries have for some time employed Driver Safety Programs that acquire driving data on each driver and train each driver based on their personal driving history and prior accidents. These Programs have lowered driving accidents, driving fatalities and benefited both business and their driving employees to avoid projected accident trends.
- “Good Driver Safety Practice” now increasingly utilize additional driver personal data to assess each drivers historical driving trends; preemptively assess current driving skills of that individual driver and then before that driver goes on the road or has an accident; preemptively train that individual driver to avoid accidents to which they otherwise had been assessed to be prone. These preemptive assessments seek to further lower driving accidents and fatalities by orders of magnitude and eliminate them entirely.
- These tools for improving driver safety are demonstratably effective and are evolving as the industry adopts industry best practices throughout the world driving down road fatalities and reducing the risks and costs of both employers and employees.
- But governmental privacy regulations increasing seek to regulate the use of such personal data and for Driver Safety Programs to expand the use of personal data without recognizing this regulatory impact risks such Programs losing access to the data.
This Workshop seeks to model how Driver Safety Programs can obtain the best of both worlds by:
- First, continue to acquire additional and more personal driving data to power preemptive assessment “Good Driver Safety Practices”;
- Second upgrade the Processing of their Driver Safety Programs; and
- Third, obtain express employee consent for using such personal data in both the Corporate Fleet and the Grey Fleet so as to continue to fully comply with evolving privacy protection regulations and employee expectations.
This Workshop will urge that these “Good Driver Safety Practices” be adopted broadly to both capture the cost savings that arise in implementation and eliminate the loss to Gross National Product that inevitably takes place when driver safety is not promoted.