- excessive speeds
- increased fuel consumption,
- longer than justified routes
- improper dispatching
- overdue maintenance intervals, etc.
The Hawthorne Effect
The Hawthorne Effect is a psychological phenomenon that produces an improvement in human behaviour or performance as a result of increased attention from superiors, clients or colleagues.
In a collaborative effort, the Hawthorne Effect can enhance results by creating a sense of teamwork and common purpose. In all cases, observed individuals behave or perform better than unsupervised individuals for a limited time if they suspect or know about the observation.
The effect does diminish over time. And in the long term, performance reverts to previous levels unless another environmental change occurs.
Fleet Management Systems are a great example of the Hawthorne Effect because the System is not visible to the driver. Therefore, the driver forgets the System is installed in their vehicle and soon reverts back to their old driving habits.
Driver Behaviour Modification SystemsInstalling a Driver Behaviour Modification System (such as a RoadHawk black box camera system), which is constantly visible to the driver at all times will permanently improve their driving habits.
These devices are typically installed behind the rear view mirror, and monitors sudden impacts (EVENTS triggered by the built-in G-Force sensors) such as vehicle collisions, hard starts, hard stops, rapid turns, hitting speed bumps or curbs.
The technology continuously records video and audio information, including vehicle locations, speeds, and current time. ONLY when an EVENT occurs is all of this data captured onto a SD Card for playback.
In some cases, the data can be downloaded via WIFI to a remote server. In all cases, the information is captured before, during, and after the EVENT.RoadHawk Black Box Camera Benefits
RoadHawk dashboard cameras provide accurate video, speed, time/date, G-Force and location information of any incident for ‘event’.
RoadHawk black box camera systems are loop record and their ‘always-on’ operation requires minimal maintenance once installed. Therefore RoadHawk require no subscription fees or on-going costs and the files are simple to send to your insurer.
Proven to improve driver behaviour and reduce fleet and fuel costs as drivers become more aware of their driving.