Teletrac Navman support Brake for Road Safety Week
Teletrac Navman has decided to support the high profile road safety charity, Brake, as Corporate Donors, to coincide with national Road Safety Week.
The collaboration with Brake represents the first stage of Teletrac Navman’s campaign to improve road safety amongst fleet drivers, through the use of increased monitoring and technology.
Teletrac Navman has a range of product solutions, including its innovative fleet management Director platform, which allow fleet managers to assess and analyse their vehicles on a second-by-second basis. Director is used by the majority of Teletrac Navman customers to monitor driver behaviour, such as speeding and harsh braking and accelerating, and the data is then used to improve the performance of fleet drivers, thus reducing potential incidents.
Director enables businesses to schedule regular maintenance checks and other requirements to ensure vehicles remain compliant whilst on the road and minimising the chance of an incident occurring.
Teletrac Navman also offers other solutions such as 360 degree cameras to give businesses a comprehensive overview of their fleet operations. Cameras are particularly critical for vehicles operating in major cities, as drivers can watch out for other road users such as cyclists who may be in a blind spot.
Peter Millichap, Director of Marketing at Teletrac Navman, commented: “Our customers use telematics software for a variety of reasons, but safety concerns are a high priority for many fleet managers.
“Many of our clients are using Director in a number of innovative ways, such as creating geo-fenced locations around schools to ensure their drivers are particularly careful whilst in the area.
“Businesses have a duty of care to their employees as well as the general public to ensure their vehicles are maintained to the highest standards, and are driven safely at all times whilst on the road.
“Teletrac Navman advises its customers on best practice and how to remain compliant within the law, but we also want to support charities such as Brake, who undertake a great deal of work to improve safety for all road users.”
Abi Smith, corporate fundraiser at Brake states: “Brake is delighted that Teletrac Navman has chosen to support us, as part of their wider commitment to road safety. As part of our work to raise road safety awareness, we work closely with fleet operators to improve the safety of at-work drivers; it’s very encouraging that Teletrac Navman are also working towards the same aim.
“Teletrac Navman has joined us at the start of our national Road Safety Week, which raises awareness of road risk amongst all road users; Road Safety Week will act as the perfect springboard for Teletrac Navman’s fleet safety awareness raising campaign.”
About Teletrac Navman:
Teletrac Navman is a multinational telematics company leveraging 25 years of experience to help fleets boost revenue and lower operating costs. We equip businesses with advanced data tools for location tracking, fuel monitoring, reporting, safety and compliance, all via one powerful, user-friendly platform.
We're devoted to providing accurate and precise data secured by the strongest protection and controls. These tools and methods improve business’ bottom line and help them stay competitive. Teletrac Navman currently tracks nearly 500,000 vehicles owned by over 40,000 organisations on six continents, making us one of the world's largest fleet management providers.
Teletrac Navman’s ever-evolving fleet management technologies offer a unique combination of features, functionality, compliance and workflow solutions paired with unparalleled platform reliability.
Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies.
We do this through national campaigns, community education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.
Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.
Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.