Lytx shared new data showing that drowsy driving and falling asleep behind the wheel are dramatically declining among commercial drivers who use the Lytx Driver Safety Program.
From June 2018 to June 2019, Lytx data reflects a 39 percent reduction in drowsy driving events among Lytx clients and a 66 percent reduction in drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. The data also shows morning hours between 5 and 8 a.m. had the highest concentration of events recorded for drowsy driving, falling asleep behind the wheel, and collisions, while 6 to 9 p.m. had the fewest instances.
“At Lytx, safety is the cornerstone of the programs we offer to clients,” said Michael Phillippi, vice president of technology at Lytx. “Our cutting-edge machine vision and artificial intelligence technology specifically address drowsy and distracted driving with the goal of helping our clients understand these risky behaviors in their fleets so they can proactively address them.”
Hogan Transportation, one of the nation’s largest transportation service providers, uses the Lytx Driver Safety Program to get an accurate picture of what is happening in its fleet to make changes and improvements to reduce driver fatigue.
“Working with Lytx has really opened my eyes to how much I could still learn about my fleet,” said Scott Randall, vice president of risk management and safety at Hogan. “Having hard data and video evidence around driver fatigue and its correlation to dangerous driving has helped us even further prioritize our commitment to decreasing fatigue amongst our drivers, and we’re seeing positive results.”
Lytx released a new machine vision system to detect distracted driving in 2015, and today has more than 200,000 of these devices in the market, with an additional 10,000 added each month.