Looking from year to date, there is a downward trend in seatbelt exceptions. The highest month being in January at 220 events and the lowest in July with 60 events. The rate of events compares how many seatbelt exceptions happened per 1,000 miles driven. Comparing March and August, they had the same number of events, but there were more miles driven in August so that makes the rate lower for that month. There has been a 99.5% reduction in seat belt violations since January 2021.
There has been a downward trend from January-July for the speeding over 6 miles per hour rule. In August and September, it started trending upwards. Keep in mind that these are individual events. One vehicle could possibly have numerous violations for a month causing the total number of events to be high. Geotab administrators are constantly on the lookout for wrong speed limits and getting them fixed. There has been a 97.7% reduction in speeding over 6 MPH since January 2021.
Speeding over 15 MPH has virtually been eliminated. In January there were seven events, MoDOT then had 0 events all the way through September, where one incident occurred. There has been a 99.7% reduction in speeding over 15 MPH since January 2021.
The trend for backing when leaving stays pretty level across the board from January-September. There is an average of 42,498 backing when leaving events, a month. This is a rate average of 12.6 backing events per 1,000 miles driven.
The safety scorecard not only looks at an exception, but it calculates the risk associated with that exception based on how long it occurred compared to the length of the trip. In January of 2021 safety scores were in the mid 80's for vehicle groups. These scores showed MoDOT drivers were at mild risk of being involved in a traffic accident. To date, all vehicle groups are above a safety score of 95. This indicates a low risk of a MoDOT driver being involved in a traffic incident.
Purpose of the Measure:
Wearing seat belts, adhering to posted speed limits, and limiting backing, are the very basics of a safe workplace. Seat belt use and following the posted speed limits are also Missouri State law. This measure will track how MoDOT is performing on the very basics of a safe workplace. This is just one small piece of a much larger effort to ensure every team member goes home safe each and every day.
Measurement and Data Collection:
Using telematics and GPS technology, MoDOT monitors and collects data about seat belt usage and speeding, among other metrics, in MoDOT’s fleet ensuring vehicles are being operated in a safe manner. This data is used extensively to answer customer questions regarding snow removal and investigate allegations of damage caused by MoDOT fleet.