Ambulance company monitoring drivers

Tri-med Ambulance Service, which provides basic life-support transportation in King County, announced it has made ambulance trips safer.

The Kent-based company said it has installed a state-of-the-art road safety system and startied new safety training.

The road safety system monitors the speed and other data of all ambulances, giving drivers real-time information on how safely they are driving. For example, the system gives audible warnings when drivers approach company-set limits, officials said.

In addition, Tri-Med has created a safety training position.

“We want to do everything within our power to ensure our drivers arrive both safely and expediently, in both emergency and non-emergency situations,” said Jay Davidson, principal of Tri-Med.

Tri-Med also operates in Pierce County.

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