DISTRACTED DRIVING ON CAMERA
San Diego, California…
Texting while driving is an increasing problem worldwide and applies to commercial vehicle drivers at least to the same extent as private motorists. So says SmartDrive Systems, a US-based leader in fleet safety and operational efficiency and which installs in-cab cameras to monitor driver activity.
Millions of incidents, such as texting or talking on a mobile, operating a SatNav device, MP3 player or adjusting a radio, have been recorded on camera by SmartDrive, who’s study reveals that a driver operating a mobile phone or similar device is 7.4 times more likely to be involved in a collision or near-miss.