If you own or manage a fleet of vehicles – trucks, limousines, taxis, or other transports – then safety is on your mind. You need to look out not only for the wellbeing of your drivers, but for the public as well. Preventing drunk driving is vital.
Many vehicle fleet owners are moving toward a technology-based solution. Installing ignition interlocks on your fleet vehicles ensures that every driver behind the wheel is sober. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking.
Accidents for fleet vehicles are not only tragic, they are expensive as well. Apart from the risk of injuries and death, employing impaired drivers in your fleet means:
- The expense of repairing or replacing vehicles
- Loss of productivity due to inactive vehicles and injured employees
- Costs of replacing terminated employees
- Legal expenses
- Damage to company reputation
While companies have rules against drunk driving, the number of commercial vehicle crashes that involve alcohol each year is testament to the fact that the rules won’t do it alone.
Given all the risks, an ignition interlock is a cost-effective way to keep your vehicle fleet alcohol-free, safe and legal. That’s why more companies are embracing this simple yet effective solution to drunk driving on the job.