Brandon Hire Station has improved driver safety after installing video telematics and analytics solutions from Lytx.
Collisions and risky driving incidents fell by approximately 56% in one year, while following-distance events were down almost 75%.
Lytx has also helped Brandon Hire Station use video evidence to make it simpler to resolve insurance claims in the event of an incident.
Over a 12-month period, Brandon Hire Station reported the following improvements:
- 56% reduction in overall risk frequency and severity
- 77% reduction in following distance <1 second
- 74% reduction in following distance 1-2 seconds
- 46% reduction in collisions
- 31% reduction in late responses
- 25% reduction in other distracted driving incidents
“Our drivers have responded brilliantly to the introduction of Lytx,” said Stuart Conway, fleet manager at Brandon Hire Station, and highly commended ‘Commercial Fleet Manager Of The Year’ at the 2019 Commercial Fleet News Awards.
“Overwhelmingly, they saw it as investment in their safety and their future and in the safety of other road users too. I’d like to think the very strong results we’ve already achieved are only the beginning.”
As well as implementing its video and analytic capabilities, the Lytx Driver Safety Programme has delivered prescriptive and customised coaching insights to Brandon Hire Station’s fleet managers, it said.
Lytx leverages video, motion and engine control module (ECM) sensors to present an accurate view of risk, with greater than 95% accuracy across more than 60 risky driving behaviours.
“One major factor in our decision was that Lytx reviews the 12-second clips captured and uploaded by the cameras, and only sends us what we need to see,” Conway continued.
“Some of the other systems send you 15 hours of footage a day and we simply don’t have the capacity to go through all of that.”
Brandon Hire’s safety improvements were recently recognised when the company was awarded Commercial Fleet News’ 2019 Most Improved Fleet. The company has also achieved silver accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), and is aiming to achieve gold accreditation soon.
Moving forward, Brandon Hire Station is looking to develop its driver training further, as the company fully implements Lytx’s best-in-class Driver Safety Programme.