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Use this simple step to prevent any alcohol-related accidents among your drivers

by , 02 August 2016
Use this simple step to prevent any alcohol-related accidents among your driversDid you know that South Africa has one of the highest alcohol-related accident rates in the world? That's right! Only a few months ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report that labelled us as having not just one of the highest alcohol-related accident rates in the world, but the highest of any other country!

The report noted that, per 100 000 population, there are 25.1 deaths on the road. And a whopping 58% of them are due to alcohol-related

That's pretty scary stuff, especially if your company makes use of drivers. Because with such high alcohol-related accident rates on our roads, who's to say that your drivers won't become the next statistic? And if one of them has an accident because of alcohol abuse, who's to say you won't be held liable?

So to help you prevent this from ever happening with your driving force, follow this simple step...

Keep reading to see what it is...

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Use this simple step to prevent any alcohol-related accidents among your drivers…

 
In order to prevent any alcohol-related accidents among your drivers, you need to implement a breathalyser-test system for all your drivers. In other words, all your drivers must pass a breathalyser test before starting work every day. You may even implement it before each driver finishes their shift.

What this will do is ensure that your drivers are fit to drive your vehicles.

TIP: Some companies install breathalysers in the vehicles themselves, and link the ignition to the device. What this means is that drivers won't be able to start their vehicle if they fail the breathalyser test.

This is a great system, and you can definitely make use of it in preventing any alcohol-related accidents from occurring among your drivers.
 

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