eDrivingSM Provides RoadRISK® Assessment Tool For Drive Safely Work WeekTM
Oakland, Calif. – September 15, 2016 – eDriving, the largest provider of online driver training and global driver risk management solutions, is proud to provide the free RoadRISK® assessment tool for Drive Safely Work Week™ 2016 (DSWW). The proactive driver risk assessment is designed to help drivers assess their probability of being involved in an incident or collision and is available as part of a free, comprehensive online toolkit that can be downloaded at www.trafficsafety.org. The toolkit is designed to help employers plan for the annual workplace safe driving campaign that takes place October 3-7 and is targeted to all employees—company drivers and commuters alike.
The theme of this year’s DSWW campaign—sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)—is “Drowsy, Distracted or Focused …Your Decisions Drive Your Safety,” which seeks to improve the driving safety of employees, employee family members and their communities. The eDriving RoadRISK assessment is highlighted as a recommended campaign activity to engage employees and to kick off the first of five themed days.
Ed Dubens, Executive Vice President of eDriving’s Fleet division, shared support for NETS and the workplace campaign mission, commenting, “We’re thrilled to be part of this important effort in such a constructive way. We sincerely hope our assessment tool helps make a meaningful difference in advancing critical safety and risk management goals.”
Specifically, the eDriving RoadRISK Self Assessment explores knowledge of defensive driving best practices, travel patterns, vehicle use and previous road safety performance records. At the end of the assessment, which has been completed nearly 500,000 times, participants are able to compare their risk rating to other drivers who have completed the self-assessment. They receive a benchmark score related to their attitude toward driving, behavior behind the wheel as well as an overall benchmark score identifying very high, high, medium and low risk drivers.
“We’ve already received a lot of positive feedback on the assessment,” said Jack Hanley, Executive Director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. “eDriving is a NETS Executive Fleet Safety Sponsor and sharing this assessment tool for free has made a first rate campaign even better. NETS is grateful to eDriving for making RoadRISK® available to NETS and to the thousands of employers who download DSWW 2016.”
eDriving RoadRISK® is based on Virtual Risk Manager’s RoadRISK Pro® that has over one million completions across the globe. Flagship eDriving FLEET clients have won prestigious awards for improving safety outcomes while substantially reducing costs by using the Virtual Risk Manager program that begins with the RoadRISK Pro assessment.
eDriving is the largest provider of online driver training and global driver risk management with more than 10 million U.S. customers to date and 700,000 fleet drivers worldwide annually. In addition to providing state-regulated online novice driver training (a.k.a. drivers ed courses and drivers permit certification) and online driver improvement courses (a.k.a. traffic school), our focus is on helping drivers become smarter and safer behind the wheel in close partnership with corporations, fleet services, and insurance companies. Our mission is to maximize road safety by using technology and online learning expertise to train smarter, more reliable drivers to better control their behaviors behind the wheel. For more, visit www.edriving.com.
Drive Safely Work Week™ is a corporate social responsibility initiative of NETS and its member companies. NETS draws from member practices used in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, utilities industries, consumer goods, and others to create materials intended for a diverse audience of public and private organizations of all sizes, targeted not just to business drivers, but all employees.
Held annually since 1996, Drive Safely Work Week™ is observed during the first week of October—this year October 3-7. However, the materials are not dated and may be used anytime throughout the year. The DSWW 2016 toolkit can be downloaded at no cost via the NETS Website at trafficsafety.org/dsww/dsww-2016-materials.