Fleet Auto News is conducting a different survey each month and providing the results via articles on the website. The data we collect will help our readers understand how other fleets are managing some of the key challenges in 2021. And hopefully, it will help everyone make better decisions.
Last month we completed a survey on Accident Management. Here are some of the results.
The questions were:
- Have you been involved in a car accident in the last two years?
- Who do you call if you’re involved in an accident?
- Who decides which workshop will repair your car?
The respondents were categorised into:
- People responsible for managing a Government fleet
- People responsible for managing a Corporate fleet
It was interesting to see how many people had been involved in an accident within the last two years. We didn’t ask for any details about the accident but we did follow up with some industry suppliers who confirmed most fleet accidents are low speed and caused by driver distraction.
Hopefully people were honest with their responses because there was a big difference between Government and Corporate respondents. Overall, 10% admitted to being involved in an accident within the last two years.
|Have you been involved in an accident in the last two years?|
Apparently, drivers working in the Corporate sector don’t have accidents. Or maybe, with COVID work from home rules in place, they are driving less which reduces the risk. Government drivers reported the highest percentage of accidents and suppliers to the fleet industry have also been involved in some bingles.
|Have you been involved in an accident in the last two years?||Yes|
|Fleet Industry Suppliers||11%|