Fleet drivers have been more likely to speed during the coronavirus crisis, new data has revealed.
Vehicle data taken from VisionTrack’s IoT platform shows that speeding incidents by fleet and road transport drivers have increased by 2.61% despite a 22.6% reduction in the number of miles driven.
However, the data also shows a decrease in harsh braking (32.44%), harsh turning (22.72%) and harsh accelerating (12.55%) during lockdown.
Richard Lane, commercial director of VisionTrack, said: 'These findings show that fleet and transport operations cannot lose focus or become complacent about the dangers of irresponsible and illegal driving.
'With less vehicles on the road there is a temptation to drive faster than normal, but there is still a high number of vulnerable road users that are particularly at risk. Businesses need to engage with their drivers to ensure they understand their responsibilities during the lockdown and are aware of the potential threat not only to life but also brand reputation.'