The City of San Francisco has been able to reduce its monthly count of speeding incidents, likely due to telematics reporting data and increased safety measures. Using data from an annnual telematics report, Fleet Director Tom Fung gathered information about speeding, idling, and utilization. Telematics are installed in more than 4,000 municipal vehicles, or about 54% of the city's total vehicle fleet.
Since October 2017, Fleet Management worked with user departments on telematics reporting, likely leading to the steep downward trend in speeding incidents, Fong wrote in a memo. Between January and October, telematics data recorded an average of more than 1,000 incidents per month of drivers speeding over 80 mph. In November 2017, the number of speeding incidents dropped to 400, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
Data shows that 135 municipal vehicles were used fewer than five times per month, suggesting opportunities for right-sizing and optimization. Fleet Management has initiated a fleet reduction policy to improve utilization.
The report revealed that city vehicles idled for over five minutes in more than 15,000 instances each month.
Telematics systems were installed in passenger and light-duty vehicles following 2016 legislation aimed toward improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and eliminating fleet redundancies.