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Lightfoot telematics reduces Montel’s accident rate by 80%

Lightfoot and Montel

The Montel group of companies has recorded a “dramatic 80% reduction” in at-fault claims following the installation of Lightfoot in their fleet vehicles in early 2018.

By deploying Lightfoot in its vehicles, the Montel group of companies hoped to reduce fuel and claims costs, while improving corporate social responsibility through reductions in air pollution and harmful emissions.

Montel Civil Engineering and Enviromontel’s managing director John Kirkland said: “We weren’t initially aware of the impact Lightfoot could have on our carbon footprint.

"Once we saw the numbers relating to emissions, that really got our attention and confirmed Lightfoot was well ahead of anything else we had seen.”

The environmental impact of the company's vehicles has been lowered by 10%, correlating with a 9.6% improvement in fuel economy. While it has reported an 80% reduction in at-fault claims, recorded by broker Dunsby Associates. 

Dunsby Associates’ head of broking Scott Batty said: “This has been a great result for all parties involved. We know our customer takes risk seriously and promotes driver safety wherever possible. 

"Thanks to Lightfoot, their drivers are demonstrably safer and, as a result, the company has reduced their costs resulting from at-fault accidents.”

Lightfoot’s managing director Rupert Lyon Taylor said: “Lightfoot’s mission is to reward better drivers – it’s what sets us apart from anything else in the market. We don’t believe in tracking drivers and using their data against them.

"Instead, we want to empower them and reward them for their exceptional performance. The Montel companies are right behind this ethos.”

 

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