'Coach in the cab' making Sheffield's roads safer

Engineers for Northern Gas Networks, which supplies Sheffield, are driving more safely thanks to a 'coach in the cab'.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 3:45 pm
New cars fitted with 'coach in the cab' software

GreenRoad software monitors more than 150 vehicle movements and warns drivers whenever they stray from safe, smooth driving, enabling them to amend their approach.

Drivers are alerted by a dashboard tool each time a risky manoeuvre such as harsh braking, sudden acceleration, swerving or sharp cornering is detected.

Each event is recorded by the GreenRoad system and drivers and line managers are able to receive reports about the drivers’ behaviour.

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Commercial Manager Mark Squires said: “Road safety is very important to us and we have deployed GreenRoad across all of our 550-strong commercial van fleet.

“Since we introduced GreenRoad there have been tangible improvements in driver behaviour in some areas. It has been a good first introduction to fleet and driver performance into the organisation.”