Most drivers on the road have probably witnessed the chaos that ensues when an emergency vehicle approaches a busy intersection. Luckily, technology exists today that can help keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles — Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP).
In a recently published survey, commissioned by LYT, we found that emergency response times are significantly impacted by the current lackluster state of preemption technology and understanding. This leaves first responders feeling the agony firsthand.
We polled more than 2,500 first responders and their agencies across the country and found that roughly 73% of survey respondents said they are operating at either the same or slower response time compared to the previous two years. Additionally, 40% of respondents say their agency is still using antiquated and failure prone optical preemption sensors. And most concerning, 77% of respondents said they are not fully satisfied with their current EVP solution.