Road Safety News Coverage

PUTTING THE WHEELS IN MOTION ON SAFER AMBULANCES
Feb 2017, WMBD, Peoria IL (CBS) – Ambulances in central Illinois are putting the wheels in motion to increase safety on the road. About 40 of Advanced Medical Transport's ambulances hit the streets this week, complete with a new road safety technology system.  The device monitors the driver's behavior, from applying the brakes too harshly, to speed, and taking hard turns. The technology provides the driver with real-time audible feedback, coaching them to make for a safer and smoother ride for the patient.  View Article
 

MCHD UPGRADES ROAD SAFETY SYSTEM, PURCHASES NEW AMBULANCES
Jan 2016, Your Houston News — Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) ambulances are getting a $356,400 system upgrade in April to reduce the number and severity of accidents.  The Road Safety 4000 upgrade will replace the system already in use by the ambulances that tracks the movement and activity of the trucks. View Article
 

NEWS COVERAGE (FOX) – ALLINA ROLLS OUT NEW DESIGN FOR SAFER AMBULANCES AFTER FATAL CRASH
Sept 2015, KMSP, Minneapolis (Fox 9 News) — On a wintry January day in 2014, an Allina ambulance collided with an SUV in Buffalo, Minn.  The driver of the SUV was killed and the ambulance crew critically injured.  As the victims recovered, Allina decided its crew could be better protected, and they quickly got to work figuring out a new ambulance design.  But improved safety also comes with busting the myth that an ambulance is always barreling down the highway at full speed – “there are certain clinical conditions where speed matters but frankly there are very few, and we’re trying to slow ambulances down,” Lacroix said.  Allina has implemented an audio system for drivers with a series of clicks and tones as warnings.  If you’re too tight on a curve, or too fast, you’ll know it.  View Video
 

ROAD SAFETY AT GERMANY’S RETTMOBIL 2015 (EU)
May 2015, Rettungs Magazin — ZOLL’s Road Safety was showcased at the largest emergency medical services show in the EU — where the latest products and technologies are on display. Steffen Stegherr, ZOLL Germany Marketing Manager, explains the benefits of proactively changing behavior.  View Video (German)
 

NEWS COVERAGE (JEMS) – EMS TODAY 2015
March 2015 – At the 2015 EMS Today Show (Baltimore, Maryland), a driving simulator was used to demonstrate the impact that Road Safety’s audible feedback has on changing driver behavior.  ZOLL Safety Consultant, David McGowan, was interviewed by the Journal for Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). View Video
 

NEWS COVERAGE (USA TODAY) – RICHMOND AMBULANCE AUTHORITY
April 2013 – Richmond Ambulance Authority uses the Road Safety system to prevent crashes and improve safety for their crews, patients and the public. View Video
 

NEWS COVERAGE (CBS) – JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER
Dec 2013 – In an emergency, every second counts. But driving at high speeds can compromise the safety of first responders and civilians. As CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported, there’s now a device that’s helping some ambulance drivers operate more safely as they work to help others. “Back in the early 2000s, we had a couple of severe accidents that our staff were involved in, and it became a real issue for us,” explained Robert Luckritz, director of emergency medical services at Jersey City Medical Center. View Video
 

NEW COVERAGE – HEALTHEAST MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
Aug 2012 – HealthEast Medical Transportation describes how it uses the Road Safety system to support safe driving and provide a better environment for their patients and paramedics. View Video
 

NEWS COVERAGE (ABC, LOS ANGELES) – AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE
Sept 2011 – American Medical Response (AMR) describes why they selected the Road Safety system to improve crew and passenger safety — and its impact to their organization. View Video