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Selwyns Coach Hire Deploys the Lytx DriveCam Programme to Improve Driver Behaviour, Protect Passengers, and Reduce Accidents

Sep 22/2015 PRESS RELEASE

~ Coach Operator Sees Significant Improvements in Driver Behaviour during Trial; Reduces Overall Risk by 53% ~

September 22, 2015 – London, UK – Lytx®, Inc., the global leader in video-based driver safety, today announced that Selwyns Coach Hire has deployed the Lytx DriveCam™ Programme throughout its fleet of 100 coaches in a multi-year agreement.

The leading coach operator, which is part of the Selwyns Travel Services group, implemented the Lytx programme to protect passengers and reduce accidents and vehicle repair costs, whilst upskilling its drivers and maintaining a good reputation within the marketplace. During its trial of the DriveCam Programme, Selwyns saw significant improvements in its drivers’ behaviours throughout its fleet—including a 53% reduction in overall risk, and a 67% reduction in risky events such as near-collision, not looking far enough ahead, and following too close.  

“We view the Lytx DriveCam Programme as both an indispensable tool for driver and passenger safety, and as a way to gain a competitive edge in our industry,” said Selwyn Jones, Managing Director for Selwyns Coach Hire. “In fact, we had a recent contract win in which the client’s decision was heavily influenced by our deployment of the DriveCam Programme throughout our fleet. They simply feel that passengers are safer because of it.”

“Selwyns’ long-standing commitment to passenger safety and its reputation for delivering excellent, reliable service align perfectly with Lytx’s values and the mission of the DriveCam Programme,” said Damian Penney, Lytx Europe Ltd.’s VP & General Manager. “Their early outstanding results demonstrate their staff’s high engagement with the programme and dedication to continuous improvement for their customers’ sake.”

The Lytx DriveCam Programme is the market-leading driver safety solution that comprises video-based predictive analytics, coaching, fleet tracking, remote panic button, and more. It identifies the causes of accidents using a patented video event recorder to capture and help correct risky driving habits. The programme delivers critical online tools and techniques to help companies coach drivers and improve safety, performance, and fuel management. Organisations achieve positive bottom-line results by developing safer, more efficient drivers who are protected from wrongful blame.

About Selwyns Coach Hire
Selwyns Coach Hire, a leading coach operator located in North West England, has an enviable reputation for providing quality, reliability and value for money based on over 40 years’ experience. Our excellent quality and service is maintained with a modern fleet of vehicles operating from 2 depots—Runcorn and Manchester —and backed by 250 experienced staff dedicated to the safety and comfort of our customers. Selwyns Coach Hire offers a range of transport solutions including corporate, private coach hire, contract services, schools & colleges and tour planning throughout the UK and Europe. Selwyns Coach Hire belongs to recognised industry bodies and associations including The Guild of British Coach Operators and the CPT (Confederation of Passenger Transport). Selwyn’s is part of the RATP Group of companies.

About Lytx
At Lytx Inc., we harness the power of data to change human behaviour and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx DriveCam™ sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. We protect more than 1,300 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients realise significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx, Inc. is privately held with offices in London and headquarters in San Diego.  Lytx Europe Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lytx Inc. For more information, visit www.lytx.co.uk, @LytxUK on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.

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