When talking safety, an extra set of eyes and ears is always a good thing. Of course, no company has the payroll to provide each driver an assistant, but telematic technology is turning into the next best thing.

Using data from video event recorders and online monitoring tools not only tracks vehicle location and driver performance, but can also provide important points of dialogue between drivers and their companies. It offers an important line of defense should an accident occur, and identifies areas of needed training to potentially prevent accidents in the first place.

Telematics are, quite simply, one of the best ways drivers can identify issues now to prevent them from developing into entrenched bad habits. The tremendous insight that results is one of the main reasons Canal recommends telematics, and why we work with insureds to offer and manage such technology-based programs.