Integrated Video driver safety score

Caution

Your company may be legally obligated to let drivers know what video data is captured about them. Share this article with your drivers so they know what information is generated by the camera, stored in Reveal, and what it is used for.

The Video safety score is calculated using tracker and camera data for every driver once a week. It is based on the risk analysis of driving behaviors, frequency and event classifications that occurred during the week. The safety score is only available to Integrated Video customers in the Video driver safety profile.

Only admins and non-admins with the appropriate permissions can view the safety score in the driver profile. This is because it includes sensitive information about drivers.

Note

It is essential that drivers are assigned to the correct vehicles for this feature to be accurate and useful.

Note

The safety score is not currently available to view in the Integrated Video app.

In this article:

How the Video safety score is generated

The safety score is a number between 0 and 100 that uses camera and tracker data to determine how safe a driver is each week. The lower the score, the higher the risk that the driver could be involved in a serious incident in the future.

Each week, the safety score resets to 100.  Starting from 100, the safety score is negatively impacted by the following factors detected during the week:

  1. Unsafe driving behaviors

  2. Behavior risk

  3. Event classification

  4. Frequency.

These factors combine to create point values that are deducted from 100. This produces the weekly safety score.

What is behavior risk?

Our AI model analyzes the common patterns of unsafe driving behaviors that occur months or years leading up to a collision. The model uses this data to predict which behaviors carry a higher risk of collision. Despite the classification level, riskier behaviors impact the score more negatively than others as they are more likely to lead to a collision in future.

High collision predictors are driving behaviors such as Hard braking, Tailgating and Posted speed exceeded. These behaviors will result in a higher point reduction of the safety score, compared to lower collision predictors such as Smoking.

Use the Coaching opportunities section to identify these behaviors and prepare for a coaching session with a driver. Discussing these behaviors with a driver can reduce the risk of serious incidents. Keep in mind the following statistics:

  • 20% of collisions involved the driver with the lowest score.

  • Over half of collisions involved drivers with safety scores in the bottom quarter of the fleet. 

  • 80% of collisions involved a driver with safety scores in the bottom half of the fleet.

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A useful goal for your driver could be, for example, a safety score of 85. On average, 20% of all drivers will fall below this score. Drivers with a safety score lower than 85 are twice as likely to be involved in a collision in the near future.

What other factors impact the safety score

Safer driving can result in a score closer to 100. However, other factors that may influence a driver’s score are:

  • The type of device installed in the vehicle. Some cameras have the capability to detect more driving behaviors.

  • Enabling more camera AI detection in Admin>AI driving assistance.

    • Note: These settings apply to the entire fleet of vehicles fitted with AI dashcams.

  • Privacy mode.

    • Using privacy mode and/or the privacy covers on one or more camera lenses.

  • Traveling a shorter distance.

    • The distance traveled during one week is less than 15.5 miles (25 km). This may not be enough driving data to provide an accurate safety score for this week. The Information.png icon is displayed in the corresponding week.

  • A device error.

    • The vehicle or the camera has an error. The Warning.png icon is displayed in the corresponding week, along with a ‘discretion required’ label.

For the reasons stated above, it is important that fleet managers do not use driver safety scores to compare the performance of drivers in their fleet. Instead, the score should be used to identify areas of discussion ahead of a coaching session, with the aim of reducing the risk of serious incidents and improving the overall safety of individual drivers over time.

Assign drivers to the correct vehicles

Note

It is essential that drivers are assigned to the correct vehicles for this feature to be accurate and useful.

To ensure that safety score data is accurate, do the following:

How a driver can improve the safety score

Use the Coaching opportunities section to identify behaviors that may help improve a driver’s score in the future. For example, areas a driver should focus on to improve their safety score.

The additional information in the driver safety profile data helps you to identify how this driver can maintain or improve safer driving habits over time. This can help you to prepare for a coaching session.

Which behaviors can be detected

The number of behaviors that can be detected depends on the device installed in a vehicle.

When a fleet has different devices installed in vehicles, a driver’s score may not be comparable to another driver. Also, a driver’s score may be affected if they are assigned to various vehicles with different devices.

Table 3.

Device installed

Behaviors detected

Vehicle tracker

  • Hard braking

  • Hard acceleration

  • Harsh cornering

  • Sudden force

Road-facing camera (model 2)

  • Tailgating

  • Rolling stop

  • Posted speed exceeded

Dual-facing camera (model 2)

  • Phone distraction

  • Seat belt unfastened

Road-facing AI Dashcam

  • Tailgating

  • Pedestrian ahead

Dual-facing AI Dashcam

  • Tiredness

  • Distraction

  • Smoking

  • Phone call detection


How to identify the device installed in a vehicle

All vehicles are fitted with a vehicle tracker by default. Vehicles with cameras installed will have one of the following visible on the dash:

Table 4.

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Dual-facing AI Dashcam

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Road-facing AI Dashcam

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Road-facing camera (model 2)

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Driver-facing camera (model 2)


An Admin can go to Admin>Camera List to see which camera models are installed in their fleet.

How is the Video safety score different to the safety score in the Dashboard and Reports tabs?

The Video safety score is not related to the safety score found in the Dashboard tab, Driving style summary report or Custom summary report. The scores are independent of one another, and do not share the same calculation.

The safety score found in the Dashboard tab only uses data from the vehicle tracker in its calculations. The Video weekly safety score uses data from all of the following:

  • Vehicle tracker

  • Cloud AI

  • Camera AI (if an AI Dashcam is installed).

Using the safety score

Safety data will be used for coaching and training purposes, and to help build a safety culture within your organization. All safety data should be validated with a driver to clarify whether an unsafe driving behavior was to prevent an accident.


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