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Strategies to Build an Effective Driver Risk Assessment

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An effective driver risk assessment will be one that identifies traits and relationships that are markers. Then, it encompasses assessments that have well researched and scientifically backed support systems to analyse employees. The final step will be to find methods to create measurements for the analysis, using real-world data collected from a large database.

Another aspect of an effective driver risk assessment will be its practical implementation through active corrective measures. Results should include analytic data that provide further insights into patterns that enable reduction of exposure to risks and costs wherever possible through better alternatives and job role distribution.

Identifying traits and relationship markers

The first step of the driver risk assessment system includes the identification of behavioural traits and other markers that enable assessment of driver habits and traits. These traits including behavioural aspects such as aggression, depression, anger, frustration are all directly linked to more chances of higher risk. Knowledge of roads and perception of hazards on the road are other important markers of the driver risk assessment.

Assembling your driver risk assessment

The scores of each employee for the driver risk assessment can be obtained by gathering the following data

  • Exposure to risk that includes demographic and experience based markers such as age, gender, miles driven, past notable driving histories and others.
  • Attitude to safe driving score based on driving skills and attitude to safety includes ability to Percival of road hazards and knowledge of road safety.

  • The behavioural scores are behavioural markers based on the system implementation markers. These scores add the probabilities of possible risks such as aggression, depression, frustration and anger issues that have shown high collision rates in studies.
  • Practical Knowledge of road and hazard perceptions through on road interventions such as the use of mobiles and others are other important factors to be included in the driver risk assessment.

Corrective measures and training

The final and most important trait that truly determines the effectiveness of your driver assessment will be the corrective measures taken which include but are not limited to Identifying and promoting desirable traits.

Training and curbing undesirable driving traits through timely interventions and corrective measures.

Using the data at hand to effectively divide job roles, driving routes and other aspects to create well-tailored systems in order to implement maximum risk reduction to driver and company.

The above-mentioned system will naturally evolve a safety culture within your driver fleets effectively creating awareness, periodic reassessments and training which will build your system into an effective driver risk assessment.

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