Leveraging the Lytx Driver Safety Program and over 36 billion miles of new driving data (over 221 billion miles total) captured through Lytx’s DriveCam Event Recorders, 2022 showed a decrease in overall risky driving even as miles driven increased. Report findings also highlight the significant influence that time of day, day of week, road conditions, and specific road segments played in risky driving behavior and collisions.
“Over the last four years, due in large part to COVID-19 and global supply chain disruptions, we have experienced unprecedented changes in driving behaviors,” says David Riordan, Lytx’s EVP and general manager, enterprise. “Only through data is there objective and actionable understanding. We hope that by sharing the findings in this report, derived from extensive data from the Lytx Vision Platform, we can help fleets celebrate their wins in 2022, as well as provide insights to help them save money, time, and most importantly, lives.”
From PR Newswire:
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities showed signs of leveling off in 2022 but remained elevated after two years of dramatic increases.
- Drivers showed significant improvement in certain risky driving behaviors, when comparing 2022 to recent years. This progress can be attributed to more fleets employing coaching tools and workflows that allow fleet managers and drivers to work together to continually identify areas of improvement and reward risk reduction.
- While many of 2021’s riskiest driving cities remained in the Top 5, Atlanta improved to No. 7, while Dallas/Fort Worth entered the Top 5. New York remained No. 1 for the second year in a row.
- 14 out of 30 of the highest-risk sections of public and private roadways were within two miles of airports, in 2022. This number was up 86% from 2021, when eight of the Top 30 highest-risk roadways were near airports.
- In 2022, the highest total number of collisions occurred during the daytime hours (6 am- 4 pm), with the most occurring at 11 am.
- Alternatively, the highest collisions per vehicle (those on the road at each hour) occurred in the middle of the night (2 am-6 am), with 2 am the most likely time for a collision.
- Findings suggest that high weekday commute traffic very closely correlated to higher numbers of collisions and was further supported by weekend lows.
“Looking at recent years, animal strikes were responsible for a significant percentage of collisions,” Warlick says. “Further, collisions involving animals were up considerably, with a relative dip only in 2020 as overall traffic volumes dropped dramatically. When traffic returned, strikes again increased.”