What are Safety Coaching Pro Tips offered by Motive?

    Audience Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers, Drivers
    Applies To Fleet Dashboard, Fleet App, Driver App

     

    Answer

    Motive Pro Tips are brief instructions on Motive Fleet Dashboard, Fleet App, and Driver App to educate the users. Some of the Pro Tips to help Fleet Admins and Fleet Managers better coach the drivers to avoid any future violations are mentioned in this article.

     

    Pro Tips for Close Following

    Close following is detected when there are less than 0.7 seconds between vehicles for at least 10 seconds while traveling above 35 mph. Drivers should increase their following distance when:

    • Speed is over 35 mph
    • Carrying specialty equipment or oversized loads
    • Driving conditions are poor
    • They've been driving for two hours

     

    Pro Tips for Speeding

    Speeding is detected when a vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit. Drivers can keep their speed in check by:

    • Obeying the posted speed limit
    • Paying attention to free-flow traffic speed and road conditions
    • Staying alert for changing speed limits
    • Slowing down in construction zones
    Note: Motive generates a speeding event when the vehicle has driven 10 mph over the posted speed limit for more than 10 minutes. 

     

    Pro Tips for Seat Belt Violations 

    A seat belt violation is detected when the driver or passenger isn't properly wearing their seat belt for at least 5 seconds while traveling above 25 mph. Coach your drivers to always wear their seat belts:

    • Snugly over their shoulder
    • Across their body
    • Throughout the entire trip

     

    Pro Tips for Delayed Response 

    A delayed response is detected when a driver fails to complete any of the following actions within two seconds:

    • Applying brakes when a vehicle ahead does so
    • Slowing down when approaching a yellow signal, red signal, or stopped vehicle
    • Accelerating after a light turns green
    • Changing lanes to avoid a collision

     

    Pro Tips for Cell Phone Usage 

    Cell phone usage is detected when drivers use their cell phones for at least 5 seconds while traveling above 25 mph. Your drivers can avoid this behavior by:

    • Only using electronic devices when their vehicle has safely stopped
    • Using a hands-free device if they must make or accept a call

     

    Pro Tips for Distraction 

    Distraction is detected when a driver doesn't appear to be paying full attention to the road for at least 15 seconds while traveling above 10 mph. Your drivers can minimize distractions by:

    • Only eating and drinking when the vehicle has fully stopped
    • Keeping their eyes on the road ahead at all times
    • Keeping both hands on the steering wheel while the vehicle is in motion

     

    Pro Tips for Stop Sign Violation 

    Stop sign violations are detected when a driver's speed does not go below 6mph within 7 seconds of a stop sign becoming visible to the camera. Drivers can minimize stop sign violations by:

    • Looking 12 -15 seconds ahead while driving
    • Coming to a complete stop at a stop sign before proceeding

     

    Pro Tips for Improper Lane Usage 

    Improper lane usage is detected when drivers don't change lanes at the proper time or move into a lane where their vehicle isn't permitted. Coach your driver to avoid the following:

    • Using a turn lane to go straight
    • Ignoring the painted lines on the road
    • Entering a lane moving in the opposite direction

     

    Pro Tips for Hard Acceleration 

    Hard acceleration is detected when a driver accelerates aggressively. Coach your drivers to:

    • Accelerate safely and smoothly by gradually pressing down on the accelerator pedal

     

    Pro Tips for Hard Brake 

    • Make sure to not hit the brake pedal suddenly
    • Try to press the brake pedal gently and avoid a substantial decrease in speed
    • Make sure to decrease speed gently when in doubt of a hard brake coming up

     

    Pro Tips for Hard Cornering:

    • Decrease the speed of your vehicle at hard corners gently
    • Make sure to not overspeed at hard corners
    • Make sure to not turn your steering too much at a hard corner

     

    Pro Tips for Running a Red Light 

    A red light violation is detected when a driver doesn't make a complete stop (typically less than three seconds) at a red traffic light. Coach your drivers to:

    • Look 12-15 seconds ahead for stop signs/traffic lights
    • Watch for “stale” green lights about to turn yellow
    • Slow down for yellow lights
    • Stop completely at a stop sign before proceeding

     

    Pro Tips for Running a Stop Sign 

    Stop sign violations are detected when a driver's speed does not go below 6mph within 7 seconds of a stop sign becoming visible to the camera. Drivers can minimize stop sign violations by:

    • Looking 12 -15 seconds ahead while driving
    • Coming to a complete stop at a stop sign before proceeding

    Note: Complete detail on Motive Pro Tips is provided in this guide to starting your coaching program. 

    You can also read in detail about Motive products and their features to learn to utilize them to their full potential at our Help Center. 

     

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