Despite the prevalence of driver technology and its wealth of data, vehicle crash and fatality rates continue to rise. What can drivers — and the companies that hire them — do to keep our roads safer? Don’t miss visual sports scientist and coach, Dr. Sherylle Calder, aka ‘The Eye Coach,’ and MD of Driver Bureau South Africa, Andrew Crickmay, on Global Road Safety.
Becoming a visual analysis coach
How Eye Gym improves visual skills
Why professional drivers need EyeGym
The impact of COVID on drivers
Despite the prevalence of safer vehicle design, driver assistance technology, and a huge wealth of data available from monitoring devices, vehicle crash and death rates continue to rise. With more deaths, more injuries and billions of dollars in annual costs, what can drivers — and the companies that hire them — do to keep our roads safer?
Joining Tony Douglas, President and CEO of Smith System, for this episode of Global Road Safety are two special guests: visual sports scientist and coach, Dr. Sherylle Calder, aka The Eye Coach:
“We work with very big insurance companies, one specific company within six months of all the clients getting access to EyeGym, we brought down the loss ratio in claims between 20 and 25%, which is simply explained by less accidents, less claims, etc.”
And MD of Driver Bureau South Africa, Andrew Crickmay, who guides us through his success in implementing Dr. Calder's visual training techniques into commercial driving applications.
Listen as Dr. Calder shares her research with listeners: from discovering that if you use your eyes, your brain, and your body in a certain way, you can impact performance, to becoming a visual analysis coach, to how everyone (not just elite athletes) can benefit from eye training:
“EyeGym has an application for every walk of life and to every individual. So we work with kids from six years old. And we worked with an old guy of 96 a couple of months ago, because he wanted to redo his driver's license.”
We then hear from Andrew who has implemented Dr. Calder's Eye Gym training techniques into commercial driving and heavy equipment operation applications in South Africa:
“We find very similar results to Dr. Calder, we see performance improvements of anything between 28 - 55% when we train the drivers on this process.”
On today’s podcast:
- Becoming a visual analysis coach
- How EyeGym improves visual skills
- Why professional drivers need EyeGym
- How we’re abusing our eyes with digital devices
- The impact of COVID on drivers
- The challenge of connecting CEOs with the source of risk
What is Global Road Safety?
Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel.
Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced driver safety training.
For more information, visit http://www.drivedifferent.com