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Speed limits for a Safer Fleet

Drivers often face work-related time constraints and can find themselves speeding or demonstrating risky behaviour, leading to minor violations. These are often seen as being ‘acceptable’ or necessary in their role.

However, tracking drivers’ offences based solely on the legal speed limit is insufficient because the safe speed for a road may actually be well below the legal limit; this is particularly true on rural roads where data show a disproportionate rate of fatal accidents despite very few drivers exceeding the legal limit on such roads. With a better picture of what speeds are statistically proven to be safe on any given road, versus what is simply ‘legal,’ fleet managers can coach drivers to maintain safe speeds, thereby saving lives and reducing loss ratios.

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