Tool and plant hire company Brandon Hire Station has reported significantly improved driver safety records after installing video telematics and analytics solutions from video telematics specialist Lytx.
Collisions and risky driving incidents fell by approximately 56 per cent in one year, while following-distance events were down almost 75 per cent.
Lytx has also helped Brandon Hire Station to use video evidence to make it simpler to resolve insurance claims in the event of an incident.
Harnessing Lytx video, the operator can provide drivers with a video clip of exactly what went wrong during a risky event, which allows for a more productive and personalised conversation.
Over a twelve month period, Brandon Hire Station saw the following improvements, the firm reports: a 56 per cent reduction in overall risk frequency and severity; a 77 per cent reduction in following distance of less than one second; a 74 per cent reduction in following distance of 1-2 seconds; a 46 per cent reduction in collisions; a 31 per cent reduction in late responses; and a 25 per cent 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.
Lytx says its platform leverages video, motion and engine control module (ECM) sensors to present a superior and accurate view of risk, with greater than 95 per cent accuracy across more than 60 risky driving behaviours – helping to filter out the noise and helps fleets focus on what’s most important.
“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 said.
“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.
Brandon Hire Station is now looking to develop its driver training further, as the company fully implements Lytx’s Driver Safety Programme.