The employees participated in a six-month DriveCam project, a program that captures moments of risky behavior on video so drivers can be coached into safer driving behaviors.
“During the six month trial, the city of Tyler saw great results with DriveCam,” Sara McCracken, a loss control technician, said in a prepared statement. “DriveCam resulted in a 56 percent decrease in costs associated with collisions during the trial period.”
Drivers Earnest Anderson, Adrian Black, Albert Castaneda, Danny Garner, Quinton Moore, Adam Townzen and James Williams were honored Wednesday during a special employee ceremony.
Each driver received a “Top Performer” T-shirt and a framed certificate of achievement.
City Manager Mark McDaniel praised the employees for their performances, designed to improve driver and community safety.
Solid Waste, Transit, Streets and Water Department are participating in the project.