Camera monitoring, paired with driver coaching, was found to reduce frequency of harsh braking events by 17 percent and over-speeding events by 34 percent among heavy goods vehicle drivers.
Study conducted with two companies in Nottingham, England evaluated the impact of monitoring and coaching on heavy goods vehicle drivers’ risky behavior.
Made Public Date
10/28/2020

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Nottingham
England
Identifier
2020-01499
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Evaluating the impact of Heavy Goods Vehicle driver monitoring and coaching to reduce risky behaviour

Summary Information

This study investigates the influence of camera monitoring on Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers’ risky behaviors. It also assess whether monitoring affects individual driving events further when coupled with safe driving practices coaching. It evaluates the outcome of those practices on the frequency of three types of incidents related to driving errors and violations: harsh braking, harsh cornering, and over speeding incidents.

Methodology

The objective was to understand how frequently individual incidents related to risky driving behavior occur:

  • without camera monitoring and without any coaching;
  • after camera installation; and
  • after camera installation and coaching.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham, England investigated two commercial HGV companies (Company 1 and Company 2) each with approximately 260 vehicles, over a 16-month period. The first 8 months of data were collected before the installation of cameras (baseline) and the rest of the dataset contains incident counts after the installation of cameras (intervention). Company 1 provided coaching during the intervention phase while Company 2 did not offer coaching. The analysis considers the baseline and the intervention phases during the same seasons to eliminate any possible bias due to the influence of weather on driving behavior.

Findings

Results show an overall significant reduction in the mean frequency of harsh braking incidents from baseline to intervention by 16.82 percent in Company 1 and 4.62 percent in Company 2. A significant reduction in the mean frequency of over speeding incidents was found from baseline to intervention by 34.29 percent in Company 1 and 28.13 percent in Company 2. Furthermore, the effect of coaching had a significant difference in reducing the frequency of harsh braking (p = .011) and harsh cornering (p < .001) compared to camera monitoring alone without driver coaching.

Evaluating the impact of Heavy Goods Vehicle driver monitoring and coaching to reduce risky behaviour

Evaluating the impact of Heavy Goods Vehicle driver monitoring and coaching to reduce risky behaviour
Publication Sort Date
09/12/2020
Author
Jimiama Mafeni Mase, Shazmin Majid, Mohammad Mesgarpour, Mercedes Torres Torres, Grazziela P. Figueredo, Peter Chapman
Publisher
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Volume 146, October 2020
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