DISTRACTED DRIVING: leveraging statistics so you don't become one

Distracted driving costs the United States as much as $175 billion a year. While everyone understands distracted driving is a problem, very few have an objective measurement of the risk.

In this recorded webinar, Slaven Sljivar, VP Analytics and Brian Roccoforte, Customer Success Manager at SmartDrive, provided in-depth analysis of top fleet performance trends based on our database of 180 million analyzed and scored driving events. We examined distracted driving and, more specifically, distracted driving by a mobile device – a major cost driver and top public safety priority for trucking fleets.

Did you know?

  • Drivers who are distracted most often are 36% more likely to be involved in a near collision than a non-distracted driver. The chance for a near collision jumps dramatically – to 88% - for drivers distracted by a mobile device.
  • Distracted Drivers are 87% more likely to drive 10 mph over the speed limit.
  • MPG for those distracted by driving is 6.1% lower than all other drivers; for those using mobile devices, MPG is 8.4% lower.

As a follow-on to the findings, we also covered tips to eliminate distracted driving within your fleet and several success stories.

Slaven Sljivar, VP AnalyticsBrian Roccoforte, Customer Success Manager