DriveCam Releases New Insights into Government Fleets


SAN DIEGO –June 6, 2011 – DriveCam is pleased to continue its Driving Insights Series with a look at distracted driving in government fleets. The key finding in our analysis reveals that government fleet drivers who were involved in one or more collisions were 6 times more likely to be distracted while on the road than non-collision drivers. 

Results of the study reveal that government fleet drivers involved in one or more collisions are:

  • 6.17 times more likely to be distracted 
  • 4.70 times more likely to be using other communication devices*
  • 8.73 times more likely to use a handheld cell
  • 8.91 times more likely to be eating and/or drinking

*Other communication devices include but are not limited to CB radios, 2 way walkie-talkies, and Nextel/chirp devices.

The study focused on the analysis of over 700 active drivers in government fleets between July 2009 and December 2010. The difference between collision and non-collision drivers’ conduct and condition was evaluated for this study in order to identify those with a statistically significant difference. Once they were identified, the probability of a collision was calculated given the number of times the distraction was observed.

DriveCam’s Video Event Recorder provides the unique ability to identify when a collision has occurred. DriveCam does not analyze collision events for legal reasons; however, extensive video event review of a driver’s prior non-collision poor driving behaviors allows DriveCam to better understand those behaviors that act as leading indicators of collisions. Identifying these behaviors provides safety managers a focused direction in coaching and training. 

DriveCam’s Driving Insights is designed to provide insight for executives and managers throughout a variety of transportation industries. It is derived from DriveCam’s extensive database of driving events from over 3 billion driving miles – the largest in the world. Driving Insights is released on a regular basis. To view all Driving Insights, go to:

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As proven experts in the science of safe and efficient driving, DriveCam prevents collisions and reduces fuel costs by improving the way people drive. Our solution addresses the causes of poor driving by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, resulting in reductions in collision-related costs and fuel consumption in over 150,000 commercial vehicles. In addition, DriveCam has monitored and analyzed data from over 3 billion driving miles and holds the world’s largest database of risky driving, which is continually used to improve proprietary analytics and deliver insights into transportation industry trends. DriveCam was recently recognized as #30 in The Wall Street Journal’s listing of Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies. For more information, contact us today!