DriveCam is a palm-sized video event recorder that is mounted on the windshield behind the rearview mirror in the front of a bus, van, truck or car. The DriveCam video recorder captures sights and sounds inside and outside a vehicle. The DriveCam system records any event where centrifugal force changes by more than seven degrees. Sudden forces such as hard braking, swerving, or collisions cause the recorder to save critical seconds of audio and video footage immediately before and after a triggered event. Events are recorded that occur in the driver farebox areas, as well as the outside area immediately in front of the bus.
An Invaluable Safety Training Tool
- DriveCam clips are used in driver training and safety meetings. Clips of relevant driving situations and errors are used to assist in training drivers, providing a basis for drivers to discuss alternate safe methods they might employ under the same circumstances.
- Recorded videos from drivers at each of our locations are downloaded and provided to our local managers and safety teams for review. The recorded videos are used for analyses, reports, and coaching tips for drivers, and are invaluable safety training tools.
- DriveCam clips can be used to retrain a driver who has been involved in an accident in an effort to demonstrate what he or she did wrong and how he or she could have avoided the accident in the first place.
- In addition to the usefulness of the video clips, when the video event recorder is triggered, a light blinks to alert the driver. This is intentional, so the driver knows that what he or she did activated the recorder, and can aim to avoid repeating that behavior in the future.
Many examples of reductions of risky driving behavior through the use of DriveCam are documented on their website, www.drivecam.com.