LIGHTFOOT has launched its Live Overspeed Alerts system, which has the potential to cut speeding incidents in fleets by more than 80%.
The driver coaching and rewards platform unveiled the technology at the CV Show as the latest addition to Lightfoot’s suite of fleet management systems.
This latest development is available as an add-on to Lightfoot’s package of systems, and notifies drivers when they exceed the speed limit. Using the company’s nudge psychology, a dashboard device encourages the driver to adjust their speed with a series of warnings should they exceed the speed limit for 10 seconds or more.
Drivers ignoring the overspending alerts receive a Lightfoot penalty, and if they receive five or more in a week, they become ineligible to enter the weekly giveaways and competitions available within the Lightfoot Driver app.
Weekly overspending events are reported to fleet managers, detailing speeding penalties for each driver, and full details are stored in the fleet management portal, allowing easy identification of repeat offenders. Paul Hollick, Lightfoot managing director, said:
Fleets clearly have a crucial part to play in keeping Britain’s roads safe by cracking down on speed-related instances of dangerous driving.
That’s why we created the new Live Overspeed Alerts feature. This builds on Lightfoot’s existing ability to cut speeding by training individuals to adopt a more careful, considered approach to driving, but it takes this to a whole new level.
By directly flagging speeding incidents as they happen, drivers are left in no doubt about their speed status and can therefore modify their driving style accordingly.
Lightfoot uses an in-cab coaching device and rewards programme to improve driver performance, combining live engine data with real-time visual and audible feedback for drivers to help them manage their own driving habits on the move.
Paul Hodgson, UK & European fleet/transport manager for Acorn Mobility Services Ltd integrated Live Overspeed Alerts into the firm’s Lightfoot package during the trials phase at the end of 2021. He said: “
The Live Overspeed feature has been a great addition. It enabled us to reduce incidents of speeding by 81% in just a matter of weeks.
Now, we not only have a safer fleet, but our vehicles are being driven more efficiently. That means lower fuel use, less risk of wear and tear, and a reduction in the likelihood of accidental damage to our vans. It’s a win-win outcome all around.
As well as in-cab devices, there is an app for drivers where they can view performance data, keep track of their driving score, and compete in league tables with other drivers. When they reach “Elite Driver” status – scoring 85% or higher) they gain access to a range of competitions.