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Study of the Patterns of Risky Driving Behavior among 2,147 drivers from 8 U.S. Oil and Gas Companies

Study of the Patterns of Risky Driving Behavior among 2,147 drivers from 8 U.S. Oil and Gas Companies

Kyla Retzer, Epidemiologist at NIOSH/CDC, and Gregory Kushnir, Chief Data Scientist at Cartasite, presented the preliminary findings of the analysis of the patterns of risky driving behavior using a large IVMS dataset of 2,147 drivers from 8 U.S. Oil and Gas Companies at the OSHA Oil & Gas 2018 Conference.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fatalities in the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry. The implementation of IVMS combined with coaching has shown to be effective in reducing risky driving behaviors (i.e. speeding, harsh braking, harsh acceleration). IVMS data has not been commonly examined on a larger scale to examine what patterns can be identified in driver behaviors to guide road safety programs. The authors identified variations in speeding and harsh acceleration events throughout the work day, the work week, and between different company types. A discussion of the findings, limitations, and guidance for the improvement of journey management and road safety policies was given. Reader could review presentation slides here, and check out the Cartasite Blog for more stories surrounding this and other critical topics.