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Mawuli Ladzekpo

DriverMetrics’ Driver Safety Programme Selected by UK’s 1st Multimodal Logistics Training Centre

Today at DriverMetrics we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Modal Training, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training. The unique partnership utilises our Driver Risk Index assessment, enabling Modal Training to help businesses analyse the profile of their drivers and their behaviour using software to identify areas to make […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

How to Reduce Driver Risk Using Behaviour Change Workshops

Once your drivers have undertaken a behavioural risk assessment such as the Driver Risk Index™, the next step in the risk management process is to implement an appropriate intervention in order to mitigate the risks identified. The use of driver workshops for up to 16 drivers is a popular option for many organisations, along with […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

5 High Risk Driver Behaviours that Contribute to Work Related Crashes

A large body of research demonstrates that the main contributor to work related road traffic crashes is the behaviour of individual drivers. That’s why an essential first step in any programme to reduce crashes is to understand the specific behaviours that place drivers at risk. Based on research conducted by the Driving Research Group at […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Free Ebook: How to Implement a Behaviour Based Driver Safety Programme

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will know that there is a large academic literature of empirical evidence demonstrating that the main contributor to crashes is the driver – with human factors contributing to over 90% of incidents. Therefore, understanding driver behaviour and how to influence what drivers  is therefore a key component […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Learn How to Influence Driver Behaviour, 11-13th February 2014

If you are planning on implementing a behaviour based driver safety programme in 2014, you or your colleagues may be interested in attending our forthcoming short course: Driver Risk Index Workshop™: Implementing a Behaviour Based Driver Safety Programme, at Cranfield University, on 11-13th February 2014. Led by Course Director, Dr Lisa Dorn, this 3 day course […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

3 Ways that Driver Coaching Differs from Driver Training

DriverMetrics® advocates a driver coaching approach to address driver behaviour and thereby reduce collision risk. The best way to understand what driver coaching entails, is to compare it to traditional driver training approaches.  So, here are 3 ways in which driver coaching differs from driver training. 1) A Focus on Driver Behaviour not Skill Acquisition Research consistently shows that driver behaviour contributes to over […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

3 Key Questions to Help Reduce Driver Collisions

If you have been reading our blog for a while, you will know that there is a large academic literature of empirical evidence demonstrating that the main contributor to crashes is the driver – with high risk driver behaviours contributing to over 90% of incidents. The implication is clear  – in order to reduce the […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

A Behavioural Analysis of Fleet Driver Safety

To Err is Human How often have we heard that over 90% of road traffic collisions are due to human error? The implication for organisations is that error prevention is key to managing safety. Many companies therefore design procedures to reduce the chances of driver error taking place, for example, reducing the risk of reversing […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

The Behavioural Risk Factors Associated with Bus and Coach Driving

This post introduces each of the 12 Bus Driver Risk Index™ (DriverMetrics® research based risk assessment) factors in turn, giving an overall summary description including any implications for driver safety. The findings from the Cranfield University research programme were used to write the Bus Driver Risk Index™ profiles according to how each individual bus or coach […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

The Development of the Bus Driver Risk Index™

The development of the Bus Driver Risk Index™ was funded by Arriva Bus UK, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for Trade and Industry in a three year research programme from 2001 to 2004. The aim of the Cranfield University research was to develop a psychometrically-based assessment of bus and coach driver […]

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