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Reducing risky driver behaviour through the implementation of a driver risk management system

Rose Luke, Gert J. Heyns
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 8, No 1 | a146 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v8i1.146 | © 2014 Rose Luke, Gert J. Heyns | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 May 2014 | Published: 21 November 2014

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Rose Luke, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa), University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Gert J. Heyns, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa), University of Johannesburg, South Africa


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Abstract

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of road accidents in the world. Most accidents are avoidable and are caused by driver behaviour and errors. The purpose of this article was to identify the riskiest driver behaviours in commercial fleets in South Africa, to determine the business impact of such behaviour, to establish a framework for the management of risky driver behaviour and to test the framework by applying a leading commercial driver behaviour management system as a case study. The case study comprised three South African commercial fleets. Using data from these fleets, critical incident triangles were used to determine the ratio data of risky driver behaviour to near-collisions and collisions. Based on managing the riskiest driver behaviours as causes of more serious incidents and accidents, the results indicated that through the implementation of an effective driver risk management system, risky incidents were significantly reduced.

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Driver risk management

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