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Increase Driver Safety Awareness During Daylight Saving Time
Posted on 03/11/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
While Daylight Saving Time means longer days and more sunlight, it can also mean a greater risk for motorists traveling the roadways. Within the first few days of the time change, motorists are prone to drowsy driving due to loss of sleep. And if motorists are driving straight into the sun’s glare, being able to see ahead can become extremely difficult. So, what can fleet managers do to ensure their drivers are maneuvering the roadways safely?
Check out these tips from AAA to help motorists avoid the dangers of Daylight Saving Time:
- Invest in polarized sunglasses. They can help reduce the glare.
- Utilize your sun visor. It can help to block out the sun.
- Leave more following room. When the sun is in your eyes, you can struggle to see what the car ahead is doing. This is one more time when it pays to leave more room between you and the next vehicle.
- Drive with your headlights on to increase your visibility to other drivers.
Along with the helpful tips above, fleet managers can also utilize a GPS fleet tracking solution to ensure drivers are following the rules of the road. Being able to monitor speeding and aggressive driving can help to prevent accidents before they happen. And while the glaring sun is out of our control, implementing a fleet management solution can help to minimize the dangers of reckless driving.