Drivers in consultancy, utilities and telecoms industries have most penalty points
The company categoried its findings into low and high risk drivers.
Percentage of drivers with no points – representing low risk:
1. Financial/insurance 93.69%
2. Public sector 90.96%
3. Healthcare 88.56%
4. Industrial/engineering 87.64%
5. Transportation 86.31%
Percentage of drivers with five or more points – representing high risk:
1. Consultancy 8.33%
2. Utilities 7.20%
3. Telecommunications 6.42%
4. Recruitment 3.23%
5. Construction 3.06%
Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC, said that these figures were partially a reflection of CFC’s user base for Licence Link but also an indicative snapshot of which industries have the least and most to worry about when it comes to driver safety.
He said: 'There are some surprises here – for example, the utilities and telecoms industries tend to have strong corporate safety cultures so to see them among the higher risk drivers is perhaps unexpected.
'On the other hand, the sectors in the lowest risk group are more predictable. Public sector fleets, the financial sector and healthcare all have traditionally low accident rates, so we know that they are among the safer fleets.'
He added that it was pleasing to see the transportation sector among the lowest risk drivers, commenting: 'Van and truck drivers often suffer from a poor public image and we all have our own horror stories about the on-road behaviour of white van men. However, the figures show that these drivers, who after all are driving professionals and often highly trained, are among the safest on the road.'