Azuga Recognizes National Safety Month

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Rising distracted and reckless driving death rates cause fleet managers to adopt cloud-based, plug and play GPS and driver behavior solutions.

This June, we’re proud to recognize National Safety Month through continued education efforts and awareness to increase safety in the communities where our customers and their employees live and work.

This month, Azuga, a leading instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, recognizes The National Safety Council’s National Safety Month with industry education efforts. Today, of the approximate 41,000 Americans killed each year in traffic accidents, nearly 5,000 die as a result of crashes involving large fleet trucks. An additional 13,000 die as a result of a speeding related accidents.

These horrific statistics and bad driving behaviors are spurring the adoption of Azuga’s SpeedSafe and Azuga DriveSafe technology within the fleet industry. Customers who have deployed these solutions have seen significant improvements, decreasing the number of speeding events by 40 percent and decreasing overall liability, which translates into an average 15 percent savings on insurance premiums.

According to distraction.gov, using a mobile device while driving causes an estimated 28 percent of traffic accidents. Further, the National Safety Council estimates $40 billion cost to United States citizens each year. To highlight the growing dangers and increased liability of fleet managers, Azuga published an infographic, which can be downloaded here.

Fortunately, fleet managers can utilize Azuga DriveSafe and Azuga SpeedSafe solutions to monitor and incentivize good driving behavior. Azuga DriveSafe prevents talking and texting when the vehicle is in motion. The distracted driving technology locks down a driver’s screen and only allows phone numbers that the employer’s policy allows. Policies can be applied at the individual driver level to allow certain calls and texts (e.g. allow incoming calls from home, the office and school.) With Azuga SpeedSafe, a fleet manager controls speeding on residential streets, in school zones and in adverse weather conditions. Going beyond simple control, a fleet manager also gets reporting and analytical tools to help quickly identify problem areas and track and train drivers over time.

In the first quarter of 2014, Azuga secured its largest and 500th customer, solidifying Azuga’s momentum and popularity in the fleet telematics industry for its comprehensive coverage of next-generation functionality, which combines GPS, a driver behavior and rewards system, vehicle health reports and plug-and-play installation, and of course, its ability to combat reckless and distracted driving.

“This June, we’re proud to recognize National Safety Month through continued education efforts and awareness to increase safety in the communities where our customers and their employees live and work” said Ananth, vice president of Azuga.

Fleet operators can click here to learn more about Azuga’s safety solutions and their features and benefits.

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About Azuga
San Jose-based Azuga is shaking up the traditional GPS vehicle tracking market with industry-first price points, easy-install hardware, lifetime warranties and no contract terms. The company’s cloud-based Azuga G2TM technology can begin tracking fleets in as little as 30 seconds and for just 70 cents per day per vehicle. Azuga works closely with Danlaw, Inc. for GPS, driver behavior and fuel tracking hardware. Danlaw’s 300+ engineering professionals have been providing cloud-based, connected vehicle telematics solutions and embedded electronics to OEM’s and their Tier-1 supply base for more than 30 years. For more information, visit http://www.azuga.com and follow @Azuga_GPS on Twitter.

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