~ Full-fleet trial phase significantly improved safe driving, with a 76% reduction in traffic violations and 48% reduction in distracted driving
SAN DIEGO – Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and predictive analytics, announced today a fleet-wide deployment of its DriveCam Program with MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the exclusive ambulance service provider to over 880,000 residents throughout the Fort Worth, TX, area. During a four-month full-fleet trial phase with the driver safety program, MedStar experienced a significant increase in safe driving, including a 76 percent reduction in traffic violations, and a 48 percent reduction in distracted driving. These outstanding results led to a decision to deploy the DriveCam program fleet-wide immediately.
"Safety is our first concern, for our team members, the patients we serve, and the communities in which we operate," said Shaun Curtis, risk and safety manager at MedStar Mobile Healthcare. "During the trial phase with the DriveCam program we saw an opportunity to create even safer driving practices for the entire fleet. Prior to that, we had trialed another program that did not have the extensive analytics and comprehensive program support that Lytx offers with the DriveCam solution. We found that you can capture video all day long, but if you can't understand the data and act on it to easily make concrete improvements, it isn't effective."
According to Curtis, data from the trial phase coupled with information from MedStar's operations manager solidified the deal. Early in his career he had been in a bad accident in which the DriveCam program was used and helped exonerate him from any wrong doing. It was his first-hand account of the benefits of the DriveCam program that led to the executive management team's final decision to deploy fleet-wide.
"Lytx is pleased to be working with a company that shares our values and places safety as it's number one priority, as do all of our municipal clients," said Rob Donahue, government business manager at Lytx, Inc. "MedStar joins an impressive list of municipal fire and EMS customers; the Cities of Baltimore, MD, Mobile, AL, Denver, CO, and Kansas City, MO; U.S. Health and Human Services; U.S. State Department; State of Alaska; and dozens of other cities, counties and states that entrust their safety programs to Lytx."
Responding to over 120,000 calls each year, MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance service provider to over 880,000 residents throughout Fort Worth and 14 other Tarrant County cities. Established in 1986, MedStar is governed by the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority board of directors, is one of only 135 ambulance services in the country to receive national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and they are the only agency to be recognized as an EMS 10 Innovator by JEMS Magazine. MedStar also received the Paid EMS Provider of the Year by EMS World Magazine and the National Association of EMTs in 2013.
The DriveCam Program, powered by Lytx helps to prevent collisions, reduce injuries and save lives by combining video with predictive analytics, real-time driver feedback and coaching, empowering fleets to identify and correct the driving behaviors that lead to 90% of collisions. A recent Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study shows that more than 800 lives could be saved each year using video-based driver safety technology, and that the DriveCam Program alone could prevent more than 25,000 commercial vehicle collisions and nearly 40,000 injuries annually.
At Lytx™ (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by Lytx™, 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. We protect more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients 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.
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