New DriveCam Insights: Focus on Concrete & Construction Fleets


Eighth Study Reveals Top Driving Behaviors and Collision Statistics

SAN DIEGO – June 15, 2010 – DriveCam Inc., a global Driver Risk Management company, continued its Insights Series™ by focusing on fleet vehicles of concrete and construction  companies. Designed to provide insight for executives and managers throughout a variety of transportation industries, DriveCam’s Insights Series is derived from DriveCam’s extensive database of over 17 million driving events from 2 billion driving miles – the largest in the world.

With so much focus in the news on collisions caused by distracted driving, DriveCam was surprised to find that it actually ranks #3 on the list of behaviors in concrete and construction fleets. Following too Close and Not Looking Far Ahead are bigger issues than Distractions in this industry. In fact, Following too Close (34%) is more than 2.5 times more likely to occur than Distractions (13%).
The Top 5 Driving Behaviors among Concrete & Construction fleets in order are:

  1. Following too Close
  2. Not Looking Far Ahead
  3. Distractions
  4. Traffic Violations
  5. Failed to Keep an Out

A closer look at the data reveals that rolling stops and running red lights are the most prevalent traffic violations identified in risky driving events, while handheld cell phone use – along with food or drink – represent the primary distractions committed in risky driving events.
In examining Collision Rates (collisions per vehicle in service), DriveCam found that passenger vehicles have a collision rate (15.2%) nearly twice that of pickup trucks/vans (8.7%) – the next highest collision rate among construction vehicles. In addition, concrete/cement mixers had the lowest collision rate (2.2%) – most likely due to the relative limited time these vehicles are actually driven.
DriveCam’s Insights Series is released on an on-going basis.