How To Keep Your Cab Fleet & Customers Safe
Whether you own a whole fleet of cabs, or you're starting up with Uber; this guide pinpoints a few areas you can improve to protect your vehicle(s), employees, and customers.
Install Dash Cams with GPS
Investing in technology such as dash cam GPS tracking is beneficial for enhancing the safety of your fleet because;
Dashcams record the driver, and in turn, deter drivers from speeding or checking their phones when driving. Which can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.
If there's an accident, you will have a recording of the incident and understand who is at fault.
Suppose there is an incident in the cab. A recording will provide evidence a driver has been mistreated, and you can forward this information to the police.
Cab company owners can observe whether passengers are following social distancing rules to prevent COVID and keep employees safe.
Dash Cams with GPS tracking enable you to see live footage of your employees in their jobs. To make sure they are driving responsibly, they are being treated fairly on their job, and any incidents are recorded and monitored.
Coronavirus Safety Tips
With the economy gradually getting back on its feet, more people need taxis to get to and from their jobs and run their daily errands. However, this presents a significant risk for taxi drivers as they're frequently coming into contact with people every day, increasing their risk of getting the virus and subsequently passing it on.
To ensure you and your employees are taking precautions, here are a few ways drivers can keep themselves and others safe;
Wear a face covering, and request passengers to wear face masks while in the cab
Use hand sanitizer regularly
Passengers should sit in the back, the furthest seat away from the driver to maintain distance
Regularly open windows and let fresh air pass through the cab
Frequently wipe the cab with antibacterial spray or wipes
Accept contactless payments
If a passenger appears to be a high risk or is not wearing a face covering, cab drivers can politely refuse to transport the passenger
Regular Vehicle Checks
Cabs are often subject to daily use. With that, they require a lot of maintenance and ongoing safety checks to ensure the vehicles are safe and in good working order.
Here are a few standard checks you and your drivers can keep on top of to keep vehicles safe:
Top-up tires regularly to the recommended pressure set by the car manufacturer
Check tires for any balding, cuts, and bulges
Check the engine oil level and color, and top-up or book in for an oil change when the oil is dirty
Keep the brake fluid and window washing reservoir topped up
Check all lights are working on the car, including brake lights
Check the brakes are working correctly by attempting an emergency stop
Ensure the locking system works correctly
Cab drivers have a pivotal role in society, to transport people around their town or city. To ensure people can safely get on with their daily lives, cab drivers must be vigilant about taking the necessary safety precautions. Company owners should schedule ongoing training to enhance each employee's driving and car maintenance techniques. Moreover, a dash cam with GPS adds an extra level of security to each vehicle and allows 24/7 monitoring of each driver.