1. In 2010, approximately 1,500 people were killed, 6,000 were fatally injured and 2,500 people need medical care for injuries in every 10,000 police-recorded motor vehicle crashes in Australia.
2. Vehicle incidents are the leading cause of death for ages 3 to 33 years old. This makes motor vehicle crashes the 3rd leading cause of years of potential life lost for all ages combined.
3. Vehicle incidents are the leading occupational fatalities in Australia.
4. A typical driver travels 12,000 to 15,000 miles annually and has a one to 15 chances of being involved in a vehicle collision each year. With fleet drivers travelling around 25,000 miles, they have a greater vehicle crash exposure.
5. The vehicle miles travelled per household is 41% going to work, from work 27% and driving on work-related business 14%. While fleet drivers and personnel working in the mining, oil, gas sectors as well as in the transportation, service and plant equipment industries spend 85% of their vehicle miles on work-related travelling. This makes them more susceptible to any vehicle incidents each day.
6. The most dangerous part of the day for fleet drivers and staff is the time they spend in their vehicle with a crash risk occurring every 5 seconds, property damage occurring every 7 seconds, an injury occurring every 10 seconds and vehicle fatality in every 12 minutes.
7. Each year, the average cost of crashes to employers can amount for up to $60 billion which is equivalent to 3 million lost workdays. ($40 billion spend on damages while the $20 billion spent for employees and their benefit-eligible dependents.
8. 90% of vehicle incidents and crashes are caused by human error. Employers with staff who has a high road exposure are at high risk for fatal vehicle crash resulting to a lawsuit against their company. The minimum negligence claims and settlements against an organizations is $1 million dollars.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Being involved in vehicle incidents is no joke. Just imagine how much money is going out of your pockets because of vehicle crash damages, injuries and fatalities. Thus, if your business is in constant motion and requires intensive safety, better develop, implement and enforce a robust driver safety program to help protect your human and financial resources. The most notable and applauded evolution in driver safety awareness is a GPS fleet/vehicle tracking system which can act as your first line of defense against the potentially steep costs from vehicle crashes involving fleet drivers and employees.
Find out how your business can benefit from the latest in GPS telematics and communications technology with Securatrak, the leading provider of the most advanced in vehicle monitoring system in Australasia. Call us at 1300 653 395
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