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Westfield Insurance Announces New Partnership with Lytx DriveCam Safety Program

WESTFIELD CENTER, Ohio, February 6, 2017 - Westfield Insurance, a super-regional, customer-focused insurance carrier, announces a new partnership to help customers improve fleet driver safety.

Westfield has selected Lytx, the global leader in video telematics, as its exclusive video safety partner to offer several programs to Special Risk trucking customers to help improve driver safety. The best-in-class DriveCam® exception-based video safety program combines video captured of road incidents such as hard breaking or sudden swerving, data analytics of those incidents, and personalized coaching insights to improve driver behavior. Today, Lytx helps protect more than 650,000 commercial and government fleet drivers under its DriveCam Program.

"Helping our customers mitigate risk is a top priority at Westfield," said Mike Scibetta, Westfield’s Special Risk Division Leader. "The trucking industry is faced with many challenges. The DriveCam program is a comprehensive safety solution that helps measurably improve safe driving performance and fleet safety while also helping to mitigate claims."

"The Lytx DriveCam safety program is the gold standard in video telematics, and can reduce collision-related claims costs by up to 80 percent," said Lytx Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Eliot Feldstein. "Lytx is pleased to be selected by Westfield to provide the best opportunity for their insured fleets to operate safely, reduce collisions, and save money on claims."

Scibetta said Westfield looks forward to providing this service to help their customers save money by reducing claims costs. The program provides a coaching workflow with the driving event video clips to focus coaching efforts on those behaviors that are contributing to risk. The result is safer drivers and safer roads.

About Westfield Insurance

Westfield Insurance is a part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for nearly 170 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Insurance has won consecutive Gold and Silver Healthy Ohio Worksite Awards in 2016 and 2017 from the Ohio Department of Health and Healthy Ohio Business Council. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.

About Lytx

At Lytx®, we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship service, Lytx DriveCam™, sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. Lytx ActiveVision® service helps fleets detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real time and over time, and the Unisyn™ platform offers video without limits for fleets and field operations of any profile. We protect more than 1,500 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. We enable our clients to realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.lytx.com, @lytx on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.