Case Studies

2016 What leads agencies to embrace and invest in safety solutions? Sometimes you have an epiphany.  Some realizations are more gradual.  Sometimes the big picture is built from little incidents. For the three agencies profiled in this paper, it was the slow accumulation of dings and dents, little accidents, and occasional complaints, that put them in action. Now they're not only benefiting from the operational data and real-time driver training from Road Safety, they're also saving money. Download Now

2015, Poudre Valley data, 16mo study — “We looked at a couple different devices and ultimately decided on ZOLL Road Safety,” Ted Beckman, Division Chief of PVH-EMS stated. “We needed to have the immediate feedback that came with Road Safety that other solutions didn’t offer.”  PVH-EMS knew that immediate feedback would help improve driver safety but what they learned was that real-time audible tones offered a type of conditioned response which aided their quest for a sustainable and safer driving environment. Download Now
2015, Trial Study with 11 agencies (14 ambulances) — Purpose of Study: Driver performance data, from 11 completed Road Safety (RS) pilots, was gathered and the aggregate results were analyzed to determine if real-time audible feedback had an impact to aggressive driving.  Results: The analysis is consistent with studies conducted by Nadine Levick (2004 and 2005) and clearly shows that (1) aggressive driving continues to be a widespread problem in the EMS industry, regardless of agency size, service area or call type, and (2) the Road Safety real-time feedback system immediately reduces aggressive behavior.  Download Now
2013, Ft. Smith data, 2 month study — Although clinical tools, such as ventilators, defibrillators and CPAP, are critical to saving patients’ lives, Fort Smith EMS recognizes the high risk and broad impact that emergency transportation poses – to patients, crews and the surrounding community. For this reason, a thorough evaluation of the Road Safety driver feedback system was performed to determine its true impact. Results: 72% reduction in aggressive driving, 42% reduction in maintenance costs and 12% increase in fuel efficiency. Download Now
2012-2013, BMT data, 2 year study — After implementing Road Safety in 2012, Butler Medical Transport experienced a drastic improvement in savings associated with crashes, as well as fleet maintenance costs. “The Road Safety system was surprisingly effective in dramatically reducing both minor and major crashes, saving us thousands of dollars and paying for itself in no time.” –William Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer. Download Now