TELETRAC NAVMAN PUTS DRIVER SAFETY FIRST WITH NEW SEATBELT MONITORING SOLUTION
Teletrac Navman, at the forefront of telematics technology for more than 25 years, has further expanded its offering with the launch of a new seatbelt monitoring product - the perfect safety solution to protect drivers and reduce risks on the roads
The seatbelt safety solution, which easily 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.
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 OK to be seatbelt-free when they are frequently in and out of the cab. Some 28% thought it was acceptable when driving a short distance of between 10-100m, with a further 26% thinking non-usage is acceptable when driving off public roads.
The findings indicate there is a gap in the market for Teletrac Navman’s latest product, showing some drivers feel there are exceptions to the seatbelt rule.
Speaking on the product launch, Peter Millichap, UK Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman, comments:
“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.”
*Note: Poll was conducted on Facebook with 360 votes in total in November 2017.