Construction Industry Driving Risk

DriveRisk’s Construction industry risk findings include the five risky behaviours seen most often among construction drivers, most improved driving behaviours, and insights on how construction industry driving habits compare to those of other industries.

This data was captured from fleets of all sizes and types within the construction industry, including commercial and residential construction, contractors, builders, excavation, lumber, roofing fleets and more.

Behaviours may appear on both the ‘most prevalent’ and ‘most improved’ lists. This demonstrates that even with significant improvement, fleets and drivers must stay vigilant and maintain awareness to keep those behaviours trending downwards.

Construction Industry

Most Improved Driving Behaviours


Improvement in Cellphone / Device Observed


Improvement in Posted Speed Violation


Improvement in incomplete stop


Improvement in incomplete stop

How Construction Fleets stack up against other industries

We compared the prevalence of behaviours seen in construction fleets against other protected industries. Comparatively, construction fleets stood out in the following areas:

Posted speed violation, which occurred 16% less often

Smoking which occurred 69% more often

Other distractions, which occurred 32% more often 

Lytx also found that 91% of collisions in the construction segment were low impact. Late response, one of the most prevalent behaviours in this space, contributed to 32% of low-impact rear-end collisions. 

To better identify and address top areas of driving risk within their individual fleets, thousands of organisations use the best-in-class DriveRisk Driver Safety Program. As a result, these organisations experience up to 50% reduction in collisions and up to 80% on associated claims costs.

About the findings

These insights were derived from our proprietary database of construction driving data, including 192,000 risky construction driving events captured last year.

For comparisons across industries, we calculated behaviour averages from our global database, which contains driving data from trucking, distribution, concrete, utilities, services, transit, government and waste industries. 

Our database maintains the fastest-growing proprietary database of professional driving data in the world, currently surpassing 200 billion kilometres of driving data. The data is anonymised, normalised and in instances of behavior prevalence, is generalisable to construction fleets at large.

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