Blog: For your drivers

Earlier this week, we released our latest Specific Skills module available to all Fleetcoach Programme users. It's all about fatigue, how you can recognise it and what you can do about it when it strikes while you're driving. In light of this new release we thought we would share with you some of the things we learnt while researching this module...

We don't usually look to the Daily Mail as our source for accurate driving research but seeing it's the end of the week we thought we'd share a lighter one...

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Do you ever get road rage when you're behind the wheel? New research has developed a theory of why even people who seem relaxed and calm during their everyday interactions, can display what seems like extreme and irrational anger when they're in their cars...

As a driver in New Zealand, there are a few challenges we face when we get behind the wheel. One of them can be the weather, which can deliver sunstrike, flooding, fog, strong winds, to name a few. One Wanaka woman, Linda Baker has taken the initiative to tackle one specific aspect - winter driving in the south...

Our Head of Research Dr Isler is also an Associate Professor at Waikato University, and founding director of their prestigious TARS (Traffic and Road Safety) Group. He’s got decades of road safety research under his belt, and has combined everything he’s researched, learned, seen and discovered, into Fleetcoach, a training product that helps train safer drivers...

We get asked lots of great questions, and every once in a while we gather up all the answers so you can read them in one place...

Last week, we talked about a risk on the road that can affect all of us: Distraction. To recap, we talked about the fact that our vision is so important when we drive, but being distracted causes us to ‘see without seeing’, and miss some really important information coming at us from our environments. We also covered the fact that there are many different types of distractions, and that there are ways in which all of us can learn to deal with these better, so we can prepare for them.

Distraction is no good when we're behind the wheel, that's a given! But what if there was a way to identify slightly 'safer' moments when a distraction could be allowed? According to researcher presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Seoul, South Korea...

We hear a lot about different dangers that face us on the roads, our environment, the terrain, risky scenarios.. but what about something that's harder to point at, but which can affect all of us? We're talking about distractions, and the research is showing that it's pretty clear how serious this one is in terms of making us terrible drivers!...