A report by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) found that equipping medium- and heavy-duty trucks with an in-vehicle video system such as DriveCam could reduce annual fatalities by 20%, collisions by 35%, and injuries by 36%. The study, which also included bus collisions, was commissioned by Lytx.
"Many drivers choose to behave in ways that put themselves and others at risk," said Jeffrey Hickman, the study's author. Hickman is group leader for the Behavioral Analysis and Applications Group at the institute's Center for Truck and Bus Safety. "The most efficacious onboard safety monitoring systems use in-vehicle video technology to gather driving behaviors that can be addressed and corrected, thereby reducing future crash risk."