LABOR DAY DISTRACTED DRIVING FORECAST: New Information Released Today Indicates Distracted Driving Near-Collisions Double on Sunny Days


New Data from Video-based Driver Safety Leader Lytx Shows that Near-Collisions in Good Weather Nearly Double Compared to Inclement Weather Conditions

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – San Diego, Calif. – New data released today shows your chances of having a near-collision while driving nearly doubles in good weather conditions. Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, determined from analysis of its data that more drivers are apt to engage in distracted driving when weather conditions are clear than inclement weather.

“Our data shows there are nearly double the number of near-collisions when the weather conditions are clear than when it’s stormy,” said Del Lisk, vice president of Safety Services for Lytx. “We have concluded that drivers are not as alert and may engage in distracted driving more often when the weather is clear. We have released this data to remind drivers the perils of distracted driving and importance to drive alert regardless of the weather conditions.”

Lytx analytics experts studied more than 2.5 billion miles driven from September 2011 to April 2013. The data found there are 8.6 near-collision for every collision in clear weather and 4.6 near-collisions for every collision in inclement weather. Get more information about the dangers of distracted driving.

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™, is a leading solution for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services help DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam Program. Our solutions protect drivers from more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. 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

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