Ampco System Parking Chooses DriveCam to Improve Safety; Notes 56 Percent Drop in At-Fault Collisions

March 17, 2004

DriveCam Video Systems, a developer of fleet safety technology, announced that Ampco System Parking, a provider in parking management systems, has installed the Driving Feedback System to record and manage driving incidents and improve driving behavior. Since installing the DriveCam program, Ampco has reportedly achieved a 56 percent reduction in at-fault collisions in one year.

Ampco System Parking manages and operates more than 1,700 parking lots and garages in 29 states, including parking facilities at or adjacent to major international airports. Ampco installed the Driving Feedback System in approximately 320 vehicles at several of its locations around the country. The company uses the system in driver training and to provide unbiased feedback to drivers on their driving habits.

“When we began using the DriveCam program, we were averaging 27 at-fault collisions per month. Without making any changes, our at- fault collisions dropped to 12 per month over the next year,” said Tom Merlino, director of safety for Ampco. “We also experienced cost savings in driver replacement, vehicle replacement, down time and maintenance costs.”

The Driving Feedback System integrates video technology and management software to identify high-risk driving habits. Driving events are collected by DriveCam, a palm-sized video recorder mounted behind the rearview mirror that records what drivers see and hear. Recordings of driving events are automatically downloaded to a computer, where managers use HindSight 20/20 software to review and analyze driving performance.

“Working with Ampco and our other fleet customers to reduce the risks associated with operating a fleet has been a gratifying experience for us,” added Ed Andrew, president of DriveCam Video Systems. “We are excited about the impact our product is having on driving safety and the recognition we have been receiving in the insurance industry.”

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