New devices on SMRT buses for safer ride
Company has installed recorders that can track driving behaviour
Published on Aug 4, 2014 6:44 PM
SMRT has installed recorders in buses to track if its drivers are speeding or driving recklessly.
The move to use the telematics devices is part of a broader plan to improve driver behaviour so commuters have a smoother and safer ride, said SMRT Buses vice-president Tan Kian Heong.
These devices track driving behaviour in real-time, and alert drivers when they have exceeded the 60kmh speed limit, accelerate or brake too abruptly and change lanes or take a turn too sharply.
Drivers who are consistently flagged will be called up and possibly sent for defensive driving sessions.
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