NETSTalk Now: Driving Change
Fleet Risk Environment
Season 1, Ep. 8
As the traffic fatality rate has increased 20% from 2019 to 2021, Greg Byrne, Senior Consultant at Nationwide discusses the trends in fleet safety affecting commercial auto insurance and what companies can do to mitigate fleet risks.
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14. The Perfect Storm in Fleet Safety
19:35Join us as we discuss the challenges and issues facing fleets today and how CEI, a NETS fleet safety sponsor, provide value through their experience, resources, and products. From the benefits of focusing on positive incentives and promoting good driving behaviors, manager engagement and recognition, to the importance of self-recognition and self-awareness in encouraging drivers to adopt programs and solutions for safer driving, Brian shares his deep knowledge of client needs and advancing technologies to develop new products and services that deliver increased value to fleet and risk managers - and most importantly, saves lives.Tune in to learn more about the innovative products and services offered by CEI and how they contribute to risk reduction and mitigation in the industry.[00:02:23] Saving lives through fleet safety.[00:03:09] Safety emphasis and cost savings.[00:06:29] Lack of seatbelt use.[00:10:06] Reduction in collision rates.[00:12:47] Proactive measures for safety culture.[00:16:41] Expanding safety solutions.[00:18:10] CEI's Website and Contact Information.13. Driving Forward: Navigating Fleet Safety
24:45Driving without distraction is basic and should be a no-brainer, however in the past, there were fewer distractions while driving. Now with the prevalence of technology, there are even more distractions than most realise. Joined by Bob Mossing and Phil Moser, known as the Fleet Safety Geeks, we discuss their passion for fleet safety and the need to lead by example, making safety a part of the corporate culture. Whether you're a fleet manager seeking to enhance your safety protocols or an industry professional passionate about promoting road safety, this episode will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration to elevate fleet safety standards. Join us as we embark on a journey towards safer roads and a more secure future for fleet operations.12. Riding the Path to Safety: Motorcycle Road Safety
17:12Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting your two-wheeled adventure, this episode is your guide to navigating the roads with both confidence and caution.Joined by LaCheryl Jones, Highway Safety Specialist at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we delve into the essential topics that every motorcyclist and road user should know to ensure a safe and enjoyable riding experience for all. From understanding motorcycle road safety trends and the importance of proper gear, to avoiding possible dangerous driving scenarios, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to promote motorcycle safety.We believe that knowledge is power, and through this podcast, we aim to share the safe driving motorcycle practices especially for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Whether you're seeking practical advice, staying up-to-date with the latest safety trends, or simply craving inspiration from the riding community, "Riding the Path to Safety" is your go-to resource.Together, let's embrace the open road while prioritizing our safety, ensuring that each ride is a safe and memorable one and remembering that motorcycle safety is everyones safety. Resources mentioned in this episode:www.usajobs.govNational Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA)Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST)Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)Crash Report Sampling System (CRSA)Federal Highway Administration Motorcycle SafetyTransportation Research BoardChoose the Right Motorcycle Helmet11. The Road to Distraction: Distracted Driving and Reducing the Risk
24:31In "The Road to Distraction", we delve into the serious issue of distracted driving and its impact on road safety. Each year, thousands of lives are lost and countless more are injured due to drivers being distracted by their phones, eating while driving, or other distractions behind the wheel. As April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is a time to regroup and take responsibility for the choices we make on the road. As drivers, we need to be cognizant of the fact that our only job is to drive. Joined by Robyn Robertson of the Traffic Injury and Research Foundation (TIRF), whose mission is to ensure people using roads making it home safely every day by eliminating road deaths, serious injuries and their social costs, we discuss forms of distracted driving, the psychology behind why people drive distracted despite knowing the dangers of it and what can be done to reduce distracted driving to create safer roads for everyone.Additional resources from April's episode:Traffic Injury and Research FoundationUSA National Distracted Driving CoalitionDrop it and Drive education programCanadian Coalition on Distracted Driving e-hubInsurance Institute for Highway SafetyNETS Distracted Driving Module10. Are you sleepy? Get some rest before you drive!
26:24The American Automobile Association (AAA) has estimated that 1 in 5 traffic fatalities in the US involves driver fatigue and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that fatigue is the probable cause of 40% of recent highway crash investigations, alarming statistics that should concern anyone on the road. What started as research into oil and gas industry fatalities specifically, Kyla Hagan-Haynes discovered so many of these fatalities were due to driver fatigue crashes, which are fully preventable when we understand the effects and impacts of fatigue on the safety of fleet drivers and take actions to mitigate this driver risk. With more than 20 years experience in public health and 12 years in the space of occupational motor vehicle safety space, Kyla's passion is now applying both her analysis and the oil and gas industry best practices across other industries that could also benefit from driver fatigue management.Resources from this episode: Managing fatigue for the fleet safety professional guide by the Network of Employers for Traffic SafetyInternational Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) fatigue management document9. Zen and the Art of Digital Driver Safety
19:25AlertDriving takes a simple, yet highly sophisticated approach to fleet safety to proactively improve driver behavior. Joined by Gerry Martin, Chief Executive Officer of AlertDriving, we are taken on a journey of how to be in the moment, seek to know details and understand the inner workings of fact based analysis as relates to driver safety.Click here to learn more about Alert Driving and their products. Interested in a demo? Click here!If you have additional questions about driver ecosystems, you may contact Mark Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org. Demystifying ESG and its Linkage to Driver Safety
26:26ESG initiatives as they relate to road safety are good for business, good for employees, and good for society. Brought to you by eDriving, Andy Bradley, eDriving's Risk Management Guru and Former Head of Group Risk Services, Nestle and CEO of Intercone Re., discusses initiatives that will increase stakeholder buy-in and work towards achieving the lofty targets of the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety.Want to learn more? Click here to learn more about the Global Road Safety PartnershipClick here to learn more about eDriving, the global digital driver risk management gurusClick here to view the Benchmarking global road safety: a private-public best practice to improve road safety webinar6. A Culture of Prevention with Touch-Based Alcohol Detection
24:07With nearly half of all industrial accidents with injuries being alcohol-related and 1-in-10 U.S. commercial drivers testing positive for alcohol (the highest rate worldwide), Michael Watson joins the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety to discuss how SOBRsafe™ has developed a proprietary, touch-based solution to this problem. From employee retention, reduced insurance costs and most importantly, saving lives, SOBRsafe™ is truly creating a culture of prevention to remove alcohol risk from our roadways and workplaces. Click here to learn more about SOBRsafe™ or you can reach out to Michael directly at email@example.com.