Safety benefits of telematics highlighted in Brake report

Written by: Abaranji Sivakumar, Last updated:14th February 2022

Safety benefits of telematics highlighted in Brake report

A new guidance report aims to highlight how organisations can use recent in-vehicle technology developments to reduce their road risk.

Published by road safety charity Brake, ‘Using technology to improve fleet safety’ provides information on the benefits of technology such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), driver behaviour systems and telematics.

It also includes an update on developments in the world of automated and connected vehicles, and serves up an overview of crash protection for vehicle occupants, crash protection for pedestrians and cyclists, blind spot protection, and anti-driver impairment and distraction systems.

Elsewhere in the report, there are examples of how organisations are implementing to address their risk and the measures they are putting in place.

‘Positive steps’

Caroline Perry, Brake’s director in New Zealand, believes the report is essential reading for anyone with responsibility for at-work drivers.

“Vehicle technology is evolving rapidly and there are an increasing number of systems available that aim to improve vehicle and driver safety,” she said.

“Driving is the most dangerous activity most employees engage in and it is vital that organisations take positive steps to manage their at-work road risk.”

The resource is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through, but the first ten non-member organisations to request a copy of the report will receive it for free. Simply email to request your copy.

Jez Strong, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “It’s no secret that telematics has the ability to not just lower fuel costs but also reduce road risk and improve overall safety on UK roads. This report from Brake is just further evidence supporting this claim.”