Training fleet drivers at vehicle handover could ensure that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are used correctly, making them a road safety benefit and not a potential hazard.
Awareness and understanding of these systems is generally low among drivers – and most do not receive any training. Instead, drivers turn to the user manual and apply a ‘trial-and-error’ method. And IAM RoadSmart says this could have potentially worrying consequences for all road users.
“Lease companies and fleet managers should also ensure that the new features on the cars they give to staff are fully understood,” said Neil Greig, director of policy & research. “Driver training companies can provide a more comprehensive back up but it is important that drivers know about assistance system from the moment they start their first journey and that is best done at handover.”
Read the article at International Fleet World.