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Video driver safety system could 'save 800 lives each year'

A new study of heavy truck and bus collisions conducted by The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) found that Lytx’s video-based driver safety programme has the potential to dramatically save lives and reduce injuries.

The study concluded that heavy goods vehicles and buses using the DriveCam powered by Lytx Programme could significantly reduce fatalities, collisions and injuries in the U.S.:

 

Potential Avg. Saved/Prevented Annually

Percent of Total Fatalities/Injuries Annually

Lives Saved

801

20%

Collisions Prevented

25,007

35%

Injuries Prevented

39,066

36%

“The results of this study underscore our mission - we harness the power of video, predictive analytics and cloud technologies to prevent collisions, save lives and transform businesses,” said Brandon Nixon, Lytx chairman and CEO.

“Someone dies in a vehicle collision in the U.S. every 15 minutes, while approximately 1,750 people were killed and 200,000 people were injured on UK roads in 2012, according to the Department of Transport. Regardless of where in the world these accidents occur, each fatality represents someone’s loved one. The sad truth is that 90% of these tragedies are due to human error and are avoidable. We’re dedicated to using our technology to help professional drivers adopt safer driving habits and measurably reduce the risk that is happening on our roads every day.”


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