SmartDrive Safety Implementation at Veolia Transportation Results in $5 Million Drop in Annual Claims Cost and 50 Percent Reduction in Collisions
New case study details Veolia's results with the SmartDrive Safety video-based operator performance and safety program
SAN DIEGO, CA, September 26, 2013 — SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, released a new case study today on how its SmartDrive Safety program has helped Veolia Transportation to dramatically reduce claims and collision costs and significantly improve driving skills throughout its installed base of transit vehicles in North America. The case study, available on the SmartDrive website, details Veolia’s results since installing the SmartDrive Safety video-based operator performance and safety program, including:
- $5 million lower claims costs
- 50 percent reduction in collision frequency in the first six months
- A steady downward trend in unsafe driving, including an 88 percent reduction in speeding and a 94 percent reduction in unfastened seatbelts
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Veolia Transportation is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America; more than 400 million public transit riders board Veolia buses and other vehicles every year. Veolia follows the safety principle that from every 300 unsafe acts come 29 potential collisions and one catastrophic loss. Veolia installed SmartDrive Safety to better find those potential 300 unsafe acts.
“SmartDrive has been a critical link in helping us identify unsafe acts. Understanding the 300 unsafe acts leads to changing them, and that ultimately means our riders are safer,” said Shelly Hall, vice president of safety at Veolia Transportation. “The great thing about SmartDrive is how it really makes our operators understand what they are doing behind the wheel. The video helps them visualize it, process it and change what they are doing so, ultimately, they can be safer behind the wheel.”
SmartDrive Safety’s on-board video monitoring and coaching tools are designed to help transit operators like Veolia eliminate the riskiest driving maneuvers that can lead to collisions and drive up costs. All recorded event clips go through the SmartDrive Review Center where SmartDrive’s specialists provide industry-leading video analysis services, including reviewing, scoring and prioritizing videos for coaching. This enables coaches to spend their time on the areas that will have the greatest operational and safety impact for the agency.
“Veolia has a strong culture of safety, and SmartDrive technology helps to make that culture stronger,” said SmartDrive CEO Steve Mitgang. “SmartDrive’s combination of on-board video, vehicle data capture and predictive analysis is a proven solution for agencies to identify and eliminate the riskiest driving maneuvers that lead to collisions and drive up operational costs.”
SmartDrive has installed 10,000 units in the last year alone for transit – spanning transit agencies, paratransit, and shuttle operators. Twenty-six transit agencies across the U.S. have deployed the SmartDrive solution; customers include LA Metro, DART, Nassau County and Veolia Transportation.
To read more about Veolia’s experience with SmartDrive Safety, visithttp://www.smartdrive.net/documents/veolia-transportation-case-study.pdf.
About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems gives commercial fleets and transit agency operators unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, commercial fleets and transit agency operators can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The company has compiled the world’s largest storehouse of more than 60 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, CA, and employs over 400 people worldwide.
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