How Can Telematics Help My Business in the Festive Season?

How Can Telematics Help My Business in the Festive Season?


telematics and the festive season


Telematics systems can monitor everything about a driver’s behaviour and give fleet managers real-time insights on every facet of their performance behind the wheel.


This kind of technology is invaluable during the festive season as the temptation to overindulge maybe too much for some and the results come to harm both employee and company property.


Findings in a recent survey found shocking results in the levels of employees operating company vehicles while under the influence of drink or drugs.

According to research, one in ten employees who drive as part of their work admit to being under the influence at least once a week.

3% of drivers admit to driving under the influence every day.

The biggest offenders are the 18-34-year-olds, 25% of them admit to being under the influence at least once a week.

Geographically, 26% of Londoners who drive for work purposes admit to drink/drug driving every week.

The data suggests that if their research were transposed to a national scale, over 2 million drivers are putting the public at unacceptable levels of risk.

As the works’ Christmas party season is underway it’s also worth noting that drivers are three times more likely to be breathalysed.

20% of drink-drive convictions are the morning after the night before.

Last December, Police conducted 63,648 roadside breath tests, of which 8% were failures.


How would telematics help fleet managers spot drivers under the influence?


Telematics combines three different technologies to give fleet managers a holistic view:

  • The gyroscope inside every telematics device reacts and records the forces are exerted on it
  • geosynchronous satellites constantly monitor the location of the device
  • internal and external dashcams provide live video feeds


They relay information about:

  • Journey Information
  • Average Speed
  • Harsh Breaking
  • Cornering Speed
  • Idling Time
  • Erratic Behaviour


As the various feeds are in real-time, a fleet manager would be able to identify bad driving and react quickly.

A fleet manager could either:

  • Contact the driver by hands-free telecommunications
  • Contact the emergency services
  • Wait until the driver has stopped and initiate the vehicle immobilisation option


By tackling drink/drug driving in a proactive way, fleet managers can:

  • Ensure the safety of their employees
  • Ensure the safety of other road users and public
  • Guarantee that company property isn’t damaged
  • Maintain their companies brand image


If you want to find out more about how our telematics solution could improve the performance of your fleet, go to or call us on 0800 612 6132