Employees Driving While Distracted

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Don't Let Your Business Be Threatened by Distracted Driving

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 their larger sizes and improved safety features can give drivers a false sense of safety and confidence. And the heavier a commercial vehicle is, the harder it is to control or slow down in the event of an emergency. The same is true for vehicles that pull trailers. 

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:

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