Newark is the No. 1 riskiest city in the nation among drivers around Independence Day, according to Lytx, a company that uses video telematics and analytics to measure the safety of drivers.
Lytx said its data is derived from more than 100 billion miles of driving data and more than one million commercial drivers. It analyzes the data by machine vision, artificial intelligence technology and human review.
Lytx analyzed data between July 3, 2018, and July 5, 2018, to determine the cities where the riskiest driving behaviors were taking place, the riskiest times of day to be on the road, and the top riskiest driving behaviors exhibited.
“The Fourth of July can be a wonderful holiday to celebrate with friends and family, but traveling during the period isn’t without risks,” Del Lisk, vice president of safety services at Lytx, said.
Lytx based its findings from client databases, including public and private fleets in the trucking, waste, transit, government, construction, field services and other industries. The company anonymized, normalized and generalized the 2018 data to drivers given the high volume of Lytx event recorders on domestic urban, residential and rural roadways.
Bethlehem, in Hunterdon County, is the tenth riskiest city in the nation based on the same criteria, according to Lytx.