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Harsh braking most common risky driver behaviour

Report reveals safest vehicles, worst driving manoeuvres and time of day for driving

Driver performance company GreenRoad has released details about UK fleet driving behaviour.

The report reveals that the most common risky manoeuvre is harsh braking; January is the most dangerous month and 11 pm is the most dangerous time to drive.

By analysing driver performance data GreenRoad discovered that HGV truck drivers are the safest followed by cars, vans and buses.

By contrast, in North American fleets, cars are operated more safely than trucks.

The first annual GreenRoad Worldwide Fleet Driver Performance Benchmark Report has aggregated data representing the driving behaviour of 85,000 fleet drivers who logged over 7.4 billion miles in 2011 across the UK and North America.

The report analysis reveals that:

  • Harsh braking is the most common risky behaviour at 43 per cent
  • Sharp cornering is a close second at 39 per cent
  • Lane handling is at 8 per cent
  • Harsh acceleration is at 8 per cent
  • Speeding is just 2 per cent

By contrast, in North America, speeding is the most dominant unsafe driving behaviour.

The report also shows that in the UK, December is the safest fleet driving month, and January the riskiest month, while in North America, there is little variation from month to month.

Other insights revealed in the report include safest time of day to drive in both UK and North America is from 2 to 5 am.

In the UK, 11pm to midnight is the riskiest time on the road while in North America it is 11pm to 1am.

Overall, in 2011, drivers continued to improve their driving performance with the GreenRoad worldwide average Safety Score dropped by 24%.

For the full report, please go to http://info.greenroad.com/acton/form/2077/0014:d-0001/0/index.htm

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