SAN DIEGO (Feb. 11, 2016) – Making the roads safer for the people of Mobile, AL, begins with safe Driving by the people who drive for the city itself. That’s why the City of Mobile uses the Lytx Drivecam Program to recognize its safest drivers and best training coaches, while also helping reduce the risky driving behaviors that lead to collisions among the employees who drive City vehicles each day.
The City used the Lytx DriveCam program to identify its safe employees based on analytics and results over a 6-month time period. Recently, the City of Mobile held two recognition events acknowledging the achievements of its highest performing drivers, each presented with a Safe Driving or Most Improved award.
In all, 37 drivers from the Solid Waste, Trash, Public Buildings, Parks, and Fire departments showed exemplary performance in the Lytx Drivecam program during that 6 months—experiencing no risky or coachable behaviors while driving City-owned vehicles. These employees were recognized by the City for their achievements, along with six training coaches who were given Best Coach awards.
The Lytx DriveCam Safety program is a comprehensive solution that combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those incidents, and personalized coaching insights to improve driving behavior to help prevent those incidents. The net result is reductions of collision-related costs by up to 80 percent. This improves overall safety not only for City employees, but for the citizens of Mobile, as well.
A recent 15-month DriveCam™ Program Review for the City of Mobile revealed that the DriveCam program has helped reduce risky driving behaviors by 39 percent. As a result, the City has reduced its near-collisions by 50 percent. Reducing near-collisions is important because Lytx® data shows that drivers with an avoidable near-collision incident can have an increased risk of being involved in a future collision.
“The DriveCam Program Review shows that we’re improving at a faster rate than our peers, especially over the past 6 months, and that’s generated some really amazing drivers,” said Gary Gamble, safety manager for the City of Mobile. “Creating a safer fleet of drivers isn’t a problem to be solved, but rather it’s a way of operating. The challenges and distractions our drivers face are always changing, so we make safe driving a priority every day.”
“Safety is clearly a core value for the City of Mobile,” said Lytx Government Sales Director Rush Akin. “They’re an example of how Lytx collaborates with cities to leverage our data-driven insights, helping improve its employees’ driving habits and delivering exceptional value to government fleets across the country.”
Lytx DriveCam safety programs now protect nearly 550,000 drivers worldwide, and are credited with the potential to save more than 800 lives per year nationwide.
At Lytx® we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx DriveCam™ sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. Lytx ActiveVision™ service helps detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real time and over time. We protect more than 1,400 clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. We enable our clients to realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.lytx.com, @lytx on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.
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