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City of Mobile Lowers Costs and Raises Safety with Innovative DriveCam powered by Lytx Program

Mar 19/2014 PRESS RELEASE

Predictive Analytics Program Helps Decrease Incidents by 62%

SAN DIEGO (March 20, 2014) – Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, announced today that the City of Mobile, AL has experienced a 62% decrease in incidents since deploying the DriveCam powered by Lytx™ Program in 2009. With the DriveCam® Program, the City of Mobile has improved driver behavior, reduced claims and risk, exonerated drivers who are not at fault, and has insight into fleet activity at all times.

“We made a commitment to our community to operate the safest fleet possible, while also reducing costs for the City,” said City of Mobile safety manager Gary Gamble. “We’ve significantly reduced risky driving behaviors like distracted and drowsy driving, as well as following too closely, which can lead to future incidents. The DriveCam Program also allows us to protect and exonerate our drivers through the use of video.”

In 2009, the City of Mobile recorded 10 incidents in its solid waste division and 16 collisions in its trash division. Since implementing the DriveCam Program, Gamble said, “Those numbers fell to six in solid waste and four in trash in 2013 —a very significant reduction.” The City also reports that compliance with its seatbelt and cell phone usage policies has also dramatically improved.

“Vehicle collision claims costs are an ongoing concern for cities and counties with limited budgets,” said Robert Donahue, director of government sales, Lytx, Inc. “In addition to injuries, damages claims, and the hard costs of accident reconstruction, there are soft costs such as the damage a city’s reputation can suffer. We applaud the City of Mobile for their commitment to making the City safer for residents and drivers.”

DriveCam powered by Lytx improves safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in collision-related costs and fuel consumption. Using the patented Lytx Engine™, the DriveCam Solution scores, prioritizes and tracks the results of driving behaviors to identify improvement opportunities for increased safety.  An in-vehicle device captures driving behavior, which is objectively reviewed and scored by trained professionals, then passed on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers.

Fleets manage the DriveCam Program through the DriveCam Online® web-based portal. With 24/7 secure access, the DriveCam Online portal provides the important information fleets need to monitor fleet risk and prioritize what’s needed to maximize a safety program, along with providing the necessary tools for coaching drivers to improve their driving behavior. Featuring dashboards, alerts and configurable reports, the DriveCam Online portal is key to driver risk management success.

About Lytx

At Lytx (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by Lytx,™ sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR™ Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. We protect more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles annually. Our clients realize 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 is privately held and headquartered in San Diego.  For more information, visit www.lytx.com.

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