Employees driving while distracted

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Employee Driving While Distracted

If you run a business that relies on vehicles driven by employees, distracted driving poses a real threat to your people and your business. Talking on cell phones, reading and sending text messages, and programming GPS units while behind the wheel of a moving car or truck can lead to a serious accident.

Business drivers are often subject to worse risks than the general driving population. Many commercial vehicles (such as vans and box trucks) have worse driver visibility than cars, and are harder to control or slow down in the event of an emergency. The same is true for vehicles that pull trailers. The addition of a utility or other trailer will also increase stopping distance and complicate any emergency maneuvers contemplated by your driver.

What you can do to prevent employee distracted driving

Driver distraction is dangerous in the best driving conditions. But when you add traffic, bad weather and workday stress, it's a recipe for disaster. As a business owner, it's important for you to remind employees to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. 

To safeguard your business against the risks caused by distracted driving, follow these tips:

For more about distracted driving, view Distracted Driving: from Policy to Process.

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