A high impact event is when a vehicle crashes into an immobile object such as a tree. A Rollover event is when a vehicle has rolled onto its side or roof. Leading Australian universities and road safety partnership programs (supported by state road transport authorities such as VicRoads) have conducted multiple studies of road crashes to understand the leading causes and severity of the crashes. Throughout these studies, it was clear that the threat to life was higher when a crash involved a high-impact or rollover.
Studies such as those by the Centre for Automated Safety Research (page 9), have pinpointed the leading causes of accidents, alongside highlighting that rollovers are a significant factor in serious injury or death. In single-vehicle rollovers, the most common recorded causes are (from most common to least common):
It stands to reason that when drivers have to complete tasks outside of normal driving conditions the risks multiply. Driving on unfamiliar roads, responding to callouts in low-light conditions, and negotiating challenging terrain are all examples of situations where an HIR alert solution should be in the vehicle. An immediate alert from Smartrak’s HIR solution generates the quick response from emergency services that can have a profound effect on survivability.
Smartrak’s HIR feature is an essential element in an effective health and safety solution for at risk drivers , but it’s not the only initiative you can employ. Consider these points below for a genuinely comprehensive approach.