The Benefits of Driver Seat Belt Detection May 24, 2019
When managing a trucking company, there are all kinds of safety issues you need to take into account. However, are you doing enough to ensure proper seat belt usage with your drivers? Unfortunately, seat belt usage is actually declining with drivers across the nation, whether they are truckers or not. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that only 90.1% of people use seat belts. Ultimately, drivers who slack off on using seat belts can harm your company. This is due to the increased likelihood of a serious accident occurring, and the hefty fines that they can get if spotted by highway patrol officers while on the road. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to implement a seat belt policy.
Starting a Seat Belt Program Policy
Some logistics companies are choosing to implement driver seat belt detection technology. This technology is great at encouraging safety and proper road behavior in truck drivers. Essentially, any trucks or cars with this technology have a system that will warn drivers if they aren’t wearing a seat belt. The warning usually continues until the seat belt is clicked correctly into place.
Most new cars already have this very helpful technology already built in. However, if your company is using older card, you may not have access to this technology. Therefore, you’ll want to implement your own seat belt program policy. Consider starting up random checks to make sure your drivers are wearing their seat belts at all times. Additionally, you may want to consider adding incentives to reward drivers who follow this policy.
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