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We already know how dangerous it is to be distracted while driving - which is exactly what happens when we try to hold a conversation with someone else. We also know that having a conversation with someone who is in the car with us is safer than trying to do so with someone on the phone. The reason for that is...

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...

We already use technology to help us navigate the roads. There's a reasonably good traffic management system in place to control flow of traffic, and due to the magic of google maps and similar apps, it's possible to tell how bad traffic is going to be, from the comfort of a smartphone; and plan our journeys around the big red (or black) lines indicating a bad snarl...

In honour of New Zealand Road Safety Week a little while back, the team at Fleetcoach have been feeling nostalgic. We're proud of our history, and we thought this would be an excellent time to give you a little rundown of how we've gotten to where we are today...

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...

The Fleetcoach team went to the EMA Health and Safety Conference a little while ago, and we're just reflecting back on one of the great talks we saw. It was a joint one, given by Sid Miller, the Chief Customer Officer at ACC, and Lawrence Waterman, who is the Director of Health and Safety for the massive Battersea Power Station Development. He was also the guy in charge of Health and Safety for the Olympic Athletic Village in London, as it was being built. To give you an idea of what size job that was... 

 

Waikato Regional Council are putting on their 5th annual Fleet Manager Day tomorrow at the Don Rownlands Centre in Karapiro - and we're excited to be a part of it!

At Fleetcoach, we really, truly believe, that we can help make the roads a safer place for everyone who uses them. We have a long history of carrying out groundbreaking research on the topic of driving, and are as passionate as ever about giving everyone the skills to be better drivers...