Driver Risk Profiling

Reduce the human, financial and legal costs of work related crashes with our research validated, behaviour based driver safety programme.

It is well established that driver behaviour is the principal cause of crashes. Cranfield University (UK) research shows that the highest risk behaviours include aggression, thrill seeking, low hazard monitoring, ineffective coping strategies and susceptibility to fatigue. DriverMetrics® methodology for improving driver safety informs a three stage solution to impact driver behaviours and reduce accident risk.


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Identify driver risk using the Driver Risk Index™ and focus on the specific contributing behavioural and situational factors using a scientifically validated assessment. Implement and evaluate your driver safety management strategy with our comprehensive Management Information System.

Address at-risk driver behaviour and improve safety with a range of interventions tailored to the Driver Risk Index™ results.

Identify Driving Risk

The first step to reducing the risks associated with driving for work is to identify which drivers are at highest risk and why. Based on over 20 years of academic research, the Driver Risk Index™ is the most scientifically validated tool for assessing behavioural and situational risk.

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Review and Plan

Once Driver Risk Index™ assessments have been completed, managers are able to use our comprehensive Management Information System to review results at an individual and company level in order to plan a risk reduction strategy in conjunction with Shawsett.

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Act to Reduce Risk

Although individual Driver Risk Index™ reports act as an intervention by encouraging each driver to reflect on their behaviour behind the wheel, many drivers may benefit from targeted driver training interventions. Choose from Driver Risk Index™+ e-learning, workshops, in-car training and ‘train the trainer’ courses to help change driver behaviours.

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The Science Behind the Driver Risk Index™

Psychometrics is the science of measuring human qualities such as traits, abilities and skills using established psychological principles. Psychometric assessments are widely used to assist decision making in selection and training. The Driver Risk Index™ uses psychometric principles to assess the thoughts, feelings and behaviours underlying driver risk. Drivers’ scores are referenced against benchmarks from a comparable norm group.

The Driver Risk Index™ is used to identify driver coaching needs to mitigate risk contributed to by driver behaviour. Research underpinning the development of the Driver Risk Index™ started in 1985 and in that time has been scientifically validated and continues to be a topic of research and development today. Research has shown that the instrument is reliable over time and predictive of many components of driving behaviour such as crash involvement, responses to hazards, vehicle positioning and speed.