Public Sector & Govt

Government & Public Sector Fleets 

From Transit, Construction and Distribution to Long Haul and traditional fleets, the Government and Public Service sectors encompass a wide range of service fleets. 

Vehicle and fleet types vary widely, including:

  • Utilities
  • Vans
  • Light commercials
  • Rigids
  • Prime movers
  • Yellow Fleets
  • White Fleets
  • Grey Fleets
  • Specialist Emergency Service vehicles

The reality is, Public Sector vehicles perform almost every on-road task there is. For this reason, we see a number of risk profile similarities across Public Sector and traditional commercial verticals, including speeding, tailgating, mobile phone use and more.

Government & Public Sector Most Improved Behaviours


Improvement in Following Distance


Improvement in Posted Speed Violation


Improvement in Late Response

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How Public Sector Fleets stack up against other industries

We compared the prevalence of  Public Sector behaviours against those across all other industries protected by DriveCam in fleet operations. Improvements achieved when the DriveCam program was deployed include: 

Speed policy violation, which occurred 68% less often

Late response, which occurred 48% less often

Near collision, which occurred 27% less often

Following distance risk, which occurred 53% less often 

Common risky driving behviours observed within a fleet, as well as benchmarking data from fleets both insides and outside of a specific industry are helpful metrics for understanding indusry-specific challenges, guiding safety efforts and then measuring success. 

To better identify and address top areas of driving risk within their individual fleets, thousands of organisations use the best-in-class DriveRisk Driver Safety Program; these organisations experience on average up to 50% reduction in collisions and up to 80% on associated claims costs as a result.

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Public Sector Collision Insight

At Optix we see a range of issues across each of these on-road tasks. Some are similar, while some are more specific to areas like Waste and Fleet Services due to the nature of their operation, as well as increased hazards associated with operating in metro environments. The challenges faced are a composite of those in those other categories.

Lytx also found that 55% of medium-impact collisions among Public Sector fleets involved a side impact. This is likely a result of poor spatial awareness and not correctly scanning the road ahead or at intersections. Of those, 40% involved traffic violations, such as “failure to stop”.

About the findings

These insights were derived from Lytx’s proprietary database of public-sector driving data, including 328,000 risky public-sector driving events captured last year. For comparisons across industries, Lytx calculated behaviour averages from its global database, which contains driving data from trucking, distribution, concrete, construction, services, transit, utilities and waste industries.

Lytx maintains the fastest-growing proprietary database of professional driving data in the world, currently surpassing 200 billion kms of driving data. The data is anonymised, normalised and in instances of behaviour prevalence, is generalisable to public-sector fleets at large.

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