DriveCam Launches Fleet Certification Program

April 8, 2003

DriveCam Video Systems, a developer of fleet safety technology, announced the launch of the DriveCam Protected Fleet Certification Program.

To become certified, fleets are required to demonstrate that they have properly integrated the DriveCam Driving Feedback System into their fleet operations and driver performance evaluation standards. Certified fleets can become eligible for benefits that include lower insurance costs, reduced operating expenses and an enhanced community image.

DriveCam’s Driving Feedback System is a fleet safety program that integrates video technology and management software to identify high-risk driving habits. Unusual driving events are collected by a palm-sized video recorder mounted behind the rearview mirror that records what drivers see and hear. Video files can be automatically downloaded to a computer, where specialized software allows managers to view and analyze driving performance. Videos can also be e-mailed directly to insurance carriers to settle claims. By changing driving behavior, the Driving Feedback System has reduced the frequency and severity of collisions by 35 percent to 70 percent.

DriveCam developed the DriveCam Protected Certification Program in conjunction with its insurance partners to establish eligibility requirements for premium credits. Under the program, fleets are required to meet specific criteria to verify the full implementation of the Driving Feedback System into their fleet operations. Becoming certified ensures that fleets achieve the maximum benefits in reduced insurance claims and lower operating expenses.

“In determining rates, fleets are being judged by their underwriting results,” said Howard Handler, vice president of the American Agency, an affiliate of Royal & Sun Alliance. “This directly relates to how drivers behave. DriveCam Certified fleets can demonstrate to insurance carriers that they are taking steps to reduce losses by ensuring that their drivers drive safely.”

Ed Andrew, president of DriveCam, stated, “Fleets that become certified under the DriveCam Protected program improve driving safety, security and accountability in their fleet. Driver behavior, how drivers actually perform on the road, is the most critical component of driving safety. DriveCam’s Driving Feedback System is the only program that incorporates video technology to capture actual driving experiences. Combined with Hindsight 20/20, our fleet management software, it provides a comprehensive program to monitor, track and improve driving performance.”

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