DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT FUNCTION

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT FUNCTION
Problem Identification:
No process, formal or informal, exists to track accidents or driver’s records.

Recommended Action:
Develop and implement an accident management and vehicle/driver safety function.

Classification:
Cost Savings, Organizational, Service Improvement

Functional/Operational Area:
Centralized Fleet Management Entity

Estimated Annual Impact:
With no historical data available, it is virtually impossible to estimate the financial impact. However, given no prior management of this asset and liability risk, the savings could be significant.

Estimated Implementation Costs:
Cannot be Estimated

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
120 – 150 days

Next Steps:
Initiate and enforce procedures for the tracking of data related to vehicle accidents.

Analysis:
This is a critical area of liability for the City. It is also an area that will generate cost savings once some discipline has been added to the system of tracking accidents and the drivers responsible for them.