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Dr Lisa Dorn

The answer to the most frustrating question facing fleet managers

There aren’t many questions that are a greater source of frustration for fleet managers than this one: How do I get my drivers to comply with safe driving policies and procedures? It’s a constant battle. To win this battle, the approach managers usually take is to focus on in-vehicle, skills-based training, i.e. ensuring drivers are […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Are you a Driver with Thrill Seeking Tendencies?

This is the final post in a series that examines thrill seeking tendencies and driver behaviour. You can also read part one and part two. Think about your driving. Reflect on how your personality is affecting the way you drive. There may be situations that make you feel excited and enjoy taking risks, especially open country […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Thrill Seeking Research Findings from the Fleet Driver Risk Index™

This is the second in a series of three blog posts that examines thrill seeking tendencies and driver behaviour. You can also read part 1 and part 2. Research to develop the Thrill Seeking scale for the Fleet Driver Risk Index™ began with the theoretical understanding that as individuals possess an optimal level of arousal, Thrill […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

What is Thrill Seeking in the Context of Driving?

This is the first in a series of three blog posts that examines thrill seeking tendencies and driver behaviour. You can also read part 2 and part 3. In the driving for work context, there are three major facets of fleet driver Psychology and driver behaviour that may increase the risk of crash involvement. Given the […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

The Impact of Bad Moods on Driver Risk

Moods can change quickly in response to what is going on in your life and in response to traffic situations and other road users. You may not realize it, but the way you feel can affect how you drive and increase your risk of crash involvement. Research has shown that drivers in a bad mood […]

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Dr Lisa Dorn

9 Benefits of Using a Driver Risk Management Information System

At DriverMetrics®, we recognise the value of in-depth reporting and analysis to a fleet risk management strategy. Therefore, in order to enable our clients to obtain maximum benefit from driver risk assessment and training interventions, all our clients have access to their own DriverMetrics® Management Information System (MIS) as standard. To help you get the […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

What is a Psychometric Assessment and How can it Measure Driver Risk?

Psychometrics is the science of measuring human qualities such as traits, abilities and skills using established psychological principles. Psychometric assessments are widely used to assist decision making in selection and training. The Driver Risk Index™ uses psychometric principles to assess the thoughts, feelings and behaviours underlying driver risk. Drivers’ scores are referenced against benchmarks from […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

DriverMetrics® Approach to Reducing Driver Risk

The Causes of Road Risk It is well established that driver behaviour is the principal cause of crashes. Cranfield University research shows that the highest risk behaviours include aggression, thrill seeking, low hazard monitoring, ineffective coping strategies and susceptibility to fatigue. Identify Driving Risk The first step to reducing the risks associated with driving for […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Using Psychometric Assessments to Improve Fleet Driver Safety

Drivers of company vehicles are more likely to be involved in crashes than private motorists, even when mileage has been taken into account, with as many as one in three road deaths involving someone driving while at work. This group includes not just those who drive for a living – bus, coach and goods vehicle […]

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Dr Lisa Dorn

Using a Fleet Driver Risk Assessment to Improve Driver Behaviour

The following article first appeared in Scania World Magazine: Driver behaviour and training, by Cari Evans. Do you eat or talk on the phone while driving? Do you get irritated in traffic knowing that you have to be somewhere on time, or drive when you are tired? Such behaviour can cost you your life. According […]

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