Distracted Driving Accounts For One Third Of All Commercial Auto Accidents
According to leading industry experts, distracted driving accounts for 1/3rd of all commercial auto accidents and is causing business insurance rates to rise for the 5th straight year. This is an important topic that employers need to understand and respond to.
What Are The Types of Distracted Driving
- Visual: taking your eyes off the road;
- Manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and
- Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving
- Drivers under the age of 23 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes.
- Commercial drivers that drive long hours without breaks.
- Create a formal, written policy stating your organization’s position on mobile device use while driving.
- Educate drivers about the risks and potential consequences of driving while distracted.
- Make this part of your monthly safety meetings.
- Enforce the rules.
- Reward safe drivers.
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