Teletrac Navman designs seatbelt monitoring system for HGV drivers

Teletrac Navman has developed a new seatbelt monitoring system suitable for HGV drivers.

It enables fleet managers to have an overview of driver seatbelt usage across their entire fleet, with real-time alerts and scheduled reporting.

This lets them identify drivers who aren’t wearing seatbelts, as well as those who routinely fail to wear them, meaning repeated breaches can be addressed.

The seatbelt safety system can be integrated with Teletrac Navman’s fleet management software, Director for Transport.

Teletrac Navman ran an online poll ahead of the product launch to gain insight into current driver attitudes towards seatbelts.

The results showed nearly half (42%) of drivers thinking it is okay to be seatbelt-free when they are frequently in and out of the cab. Some 28% thought it was acceptable when driving a short distance of between 10-100m, with a further 26% thinking non-usage is acceptable when driving off public roads.

Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman, said: “You can’t predict when an accident will happen.

“Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision, even on a short, familiar journey or when driving at low speeds, so we’re really pleased to introduce yet another driver safety product which will make a difference on the roads.

He added: “The product will encourage seatbelt safety whenever a driver is behind the wheel, to keep your mobile assets, the general public and drivers safer.”