VORAD representatives say the results showed a 78 percent reduction of accidents. In addition, six fleets that were monitored reported 100 percent reductions.
Other highlights of the data, which covered eight fleets in a variety of applications, include:
· One fleet cut rear end and lane change accidents from 0.33 per million miles traveled to zero.
· Another fleet reduced fixed object accidents by 81 per cent.
· A third fleet reduced lane change accidents by 80 percent in 1998. The following year that number was reduced by 76 percent.
· Yet a different fleet with VORAD-equipped trucks was involved in only 14 rear end and lane change accidents in 1999 versus the company's non-VORAD units that were involved in 264 similar incidents.