Guud is dedicated to improving road safety by capturing critical data on commercial drivers, combined with in-field healthcare and optometry assessments and interventions.
There are 14.1 million drivers licenses in South Africa, 1.2 million of those are commercial PrDP drivers.
In 2021, human factors caused 84% of fatal crashes, road and environment caused 10% and vehicle factors caused 5%.
In 2017, accidents cost South Africa R188 billion, which is 3.5% of GDP.
90,000 licenses were removed from the DLCA in 2022, leading to uncertainty regarding compliance of drivers licenses.
25% of drivers were found to be non-compliant in a recent pilot project launched with the Dept. Of Transport.
South Africa has only 3800 optometrists to serve 11 million drivers nationwide.
Health condition, illegal health reporting & no biometrics
Legal status and related criminality checks
License validity and knowledge of licensing processes
No track record on driver history and performance
Lack of licensing administration and line of sight from employers
Non-compliant professional drivers
Contributing factors to accidents and related claims and high premiums
Cheapest & easiest solution prevails often including bribery and utilisation of corrupt processes in order to get compliant.
No oversight on driver compliance sources and lack of reliable data to verify presented data.
No view of driver compliance data and transportation companies management thereof.
Challenges within Government departments and systematic disruption.