Commercial Fleets Improve Seat Belt Use by 88 Percent with inthinc Technology
SALT LAKE CITY - 12/18/2012 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global provider of telematics, fleet management and driver safety solutions, today announced its customers have improved seat belt use by 88 percent on average. Using inthinc waySmart®, a comprehensive fleet management and safe driving solution, fleet managers are able to accurately monitor seat belt use of any fleet or vehicle and provide real-time alerts to drivers.
"One of the most common excuses we hear from drivers who fail to wear a seat belt, is they simply forgot," said Josh Moore, Cintas Corp. project manager. "With inthinc in the vehicle reminding drivers to buckle up, there really is no excuse and so drivers are complying with our seat belt policy more frequently."
Using waySmart's In-Cab Real-Time Verbal Coaching technology, drivers are alerted when performing an unsafe driving behavior - including not wearing a seat belt - and given a 15-second grace period to comply. Violations not corrected within the grace period are wirelessly reported to the acting fleet manager via the web-based inthinc.com Management Portal. Using the data provided in the portal, managers can quickly identify their safe drivers and those in need of additional training. inthinc's new seat belt click monitoring capability will also allow managers to identify how many times a seat belt is engaged each day, ensuring drivers are using the seat belt appropriately at all times.
"The seat belt is a life-saving tool and we want our customers to have all the data necessary to ensure their drivers are using them correctly," inthinc CTO, Corey Catten said. "Thousands of lives are saved every year because of seat belts and we are committed to saving more with our technology."
inthinc waySmart is designed to safe guard lives while also improving fleet efficiency and regulatory compliance. In addition to seat belt monitoring, waySmart driver safety solutions also include:
· In-Cab Verbal Coaching for Speeding and Aggressive Driving
· Idle Monitoring and Alerts
· Live Fleet Visibility
· Crash & Roll-Over Detection
· Emergency Call Button
To learn more on how inthinc can help fleets improve driver safety, click here.
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet management and driver safety solutions. Its breakthrough technologies are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology has been documented to reduce accidents by 90 percent, reduce speeding by 86 percent, decrease maintenance costs by 20 percent and reduce fuel costs. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.
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