5 STEPS TO CREATING A DISTRACTED DRIVING POLICY THAT SAVES LIVES
Distracted driving continues to be a problem for everyone on the road; distracted drivers can cause harm or even death to other drivers, their passengers or themselves. A 2011 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited motor vehicle crashes as the No. 1 cause of work-related deaths, and found that they accounted for 24% of all fatal occupational injuries.
One of the biggest culprits when it comes to distracted driving is cell phone usage, either as a handheld device or through the use of hands-free accessories. According to the National Safety Council, most drivers list communications for work as the most common reason they use phones while driving.