Near-collisions are the most important leading indicator. They are the closest predictor to actual collisions. Near collisions and risky driving are key data items to monitor and act on.
Near collision data, in broad terms, is rarely recorded and when it is accuracy can be questionable. This is largely due to systematic limitations. For example, telematics systems can tell you something happened, but there is no context of severity or the root cause (who was at fault and why it happened).
DriveRisk’s ability to capture and decipher these missing elements provide precise, accurate concise detail on cause and severity.
50% of avoidable near-collision outcomes were due to drivers failing to keep space around vehicles.
The downside of limited near-collision data means there is no ability to change frequency or severity. From the data we have captured, we have learned that drivers who are involved in frequent near-collisions, are 7 times more likely to be involved in a collision.
The upside of factual near-collision data means you proactively start the behaviour change process.
Effectively dealing with near-collision data will have immediate positive outcomes, such as:
Positive financial impact
Less unscheduled repairs
Less wear and tear
Lower operating costs
And most importantly, safer on-road experiences for your drivers.