FLEETBOSS SUPPORTS OPRAH’S “NO PHONE ZONE” CAMPAIGN TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING, INTRODUCES NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP DRIVERS FOCUSED ON THE ROAD
Every day, there are as many as 8000 crashes in the United States that are a result of distracted driving, often due to text messaging or talking on the phone while driving. The number of drivers using “smart phones” and other devices while driving grows every day, and the risk of an accident goes up exponentially with each new distraction.
That’s why FleetBoss is a strong supporter of Oprah’s recently announced effort to make April 30, 2010 a day to stop the distractions behind the wheel, by pledging to stop sending text messages or using the phone while driving.
FleetBoss offers systems to help businesses keep track of their mobile assets and driver behaviors, such as speeding, seatbelt usage and more. With FleetBoss solutions installed, drivers also have access to voice directions, automatic logging of mileage and stops, single button message response and GPS-enabled mapping. This minimizes the time they need to spend on data entry, communicating back and forth with the office or reading messages on mobile devices, and increases driver safety and productivity.
“Our goal is to provide businesses with the tools they need to keep their drivers focused on the road and on the job at hand. Today’s fleet management systems can provide intelligent dispatching and routing, automatic log sheets, preventive maintenance alerts and so much more,” said Brian Carroll, president of FleetBoss Global Positioning Solutions, Inc. “We can reduce the distractions and help keep drivers safe through smart and subtle on-board technology.”
As Oprah announced during her show in January 2010, “millions of people text, talk or e-mail on their cell phones while driving—a recent survey finds that 71 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 49 admit they text or talk on the phone while they drive. If you think you can call, text and drive at the same time, you cannot. That message you can't wait to send could kill. Distracted driving is an epidemic that is sweeping through our country, claiming lives and destroying families.”