WINDSOR, CT. Two of the main causes for serious crashes are fatigue and distraction, according to Daniel Brown, technical manager of risk control at Travelers. Brown discussed how fleets can help manage fatigue during Travelers’ Transportation Safety Symposium on Thursday.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving accounts for 72,000 crashes per year and more than 800 people are killed from drowsy driving. Brown noted that studies have shown that one out of 10 drivers say they have fallen asleep while driving in the past year.
WINDSOR, CT. The average lifespan for Americans is 78 years old. For long-haul commercial truck drivers, it’s 61. That statistic comes from Erin Mabry, a senior research associate at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center for Truck and Bus Safety. Mabry was a speaker at Travelers’ Third Annual Safety Symposium. This year’s event focused on driver health and wellness and its correlation with vehicle safety.