Three Quarters of UK Fleet Operators Now Rely on Video Technology
More than half saw improvements in driver behaviour after deploying video telematics
MILTON KEYNES, England — 22 June, 2020 — Nearly three quarters (74%) of U.K. fleet operators currently have in-cab or forward-facing video technology deployed in their vehicles, according to new research commissioned by Motor Transport and Commercial Motor and supported by Lytx®.
In addition, 15% of respondents who had yet to deploy video technology said they would like to do so in the next 12 months.
The study explored attitudes towards camera technology amongst fleet managers, including the reasons for using it and what would influence their purchasing decision.
When asked which areas they had seen improvements in as a result of vehicle camera technology, 56% of operators cited improvements in driver behaviour. 47% stated they had seen a reduction in incident reporting, with 29% saying personal injury claims had been reduced.
The ability to improve safety standards, to improve driving behaviour, and to cut insurance costs were the same three leading factors in the initial decision making process.
Of those using camera technology, 43% classified it as ‘invaluable’, while 33% said it is ‘very valuable.’
Damian Penney, Vice President of Lytx Europe said: ‘‘The adoption rate of camera technology is increasing as operators see tangible evidence of how it can improve driver safety, as well as reducing the costs that arise from collisions, claims and insurance. This research proves that in-vehicle technology is no longer seen by fleet managers as a nice to have – but as an essential part of their overall fleet management strategy.’’
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About the data
This research was conducted in February and March 2020 amongst the audience of Commercial Motor and Motor Transport magazines. 425 respondents – including fleet managers and operators – participated in the survey
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