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Third of drivers says telematics could improve driver behaviour

Date: 16 July 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Research released by Leaseplan UK has suggested the use of telematics could significantly improve driver behaviour.

According to a survey of 3777 lease vehicle drivers, more than a third (38%) of drivers said that telematics would change their behaviour, with 14% of drivers saying they would drive more cautiously if a telematics device is installed.

The research also showed that almost one in five drivers (17%) would pay more attention to their fuel consumption if a system was installed in their vehicle.

However, only 55% of the drivers surveyed said they felt comfortable with having a telematics device installed in their car.

"The use of telematics can significantly improve driver behaviour, but the benefits to drivers must be effectively communicated to promote uptake," said Matt Dyer, managing director at Leaseplan. "Telematics solutions not only support fleet managers in improving the performance of their fleet in terms of cost control, safety and sustainability, but it also helps to reduce their emissions too."