If you own a business and have employees driving for company business, a policy should be in place that prohibits the use of cell phones, other devices, or activities that take away from the employees' main focus of driving.
According to industry studies, Driver Distraction is a major factor in crashes, with an estimated 1 in 4 crashes involving cell phone distraction-hand-held or hands-free.
If you have employees improperly using a tool which exposes them to a four times greater risk of injury, it only makes sense to establish rules and guidelines to help reduce that risk. Employers should take actions to protect their employees. Distracted Driving Policies should be a part of every Safety and Injury Prevention Program.
Visit http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx for resources, including a Safe Driving Kit
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