2016 Crash Management Survey


The future of fleet safety may shine bright.

Automotive Fleet released their 2016 accident management survey that reveals how fleet safety has evolved over the last several years. While preventable deaths have been at an all time high, these survey facts show how the future of fleet safety may shine bright.

Decisive Data

Out of the entire survey, some of the most significant data is the gradual decline for drivers involved in crashes who are in the ages of 18 and 45. The groups were separated as 18 to 25, 26 to 35, and 36 to 45. Most of these groups stayed stable, where as the 18 to 25 group showed a 2% decrease from the prior year.

At the same time, drivers aged 46 and older showed an increase in the number of crashes. The age group of 55 and older saw the most significant increase in crashes, at almost 4% and over 6% higher than the past 5 years. They assume this has to do with the fact that the oldest age range is still in the workforce.

Distracted Driving

While many states have worked on legislation, distracted driving still remains one of the largest contributors to crashes. Manager of data analytics and reporting at The CEI Group, Joe Kinniry, says that using a cellphone while driving is inexcusable behavior for a fleet driver. “Your mental capacity goes down, in terms of what you’re going to take in from the road when you’re having a conversation with someone on the phone or in the car.”

Top Incidents

The other data showed the top accident descriptions. The largest majority of crashes was damage that occurred while the vehicle was parked, at 11.41%. Next was another party hitting the rear of the driver at 10.54%. Lastly, 9.65% of crashes resulted due to parking/backing up. The increase of accidents to the rear of the driver may have to do with distracted driving.

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