Creating a Distracted Driving Policy

It is critical that modern corporations reduce the risk of distracted driving practices for their employees, by enforcing policies to control employee use of mobile phones and electronic devices whilst driving.

Blank-ITMobile phones are vital to modern business productivity. However, if used while driving, they can pose a serious danger to employees and others as well as an expensive liability to companies. Research shows that distractions from mobile phones cause 1,643 crashes, 904 injuries and 13 deaths per day costing employers over $24,500 per crash, $150,000 per injury and $3.6 million per fatality.

Due to the risk and high costs associated with distracted driving, corporations increasingly are looking to  implement policies that define what employees can and cannot do with mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving.

But what’s the best way to proceed? In a world that has become dependent on mobile communications and messaging – how can corporate managers realistically ensure that employee drivers are using their mobile phones, laptops or other display devices in a manner that is safe, legal and compliant with the company’s documented policy?

If your organisation is looking to create and enforce ‘distracted driving’ policies to reduce corporate risk, then you can contact Blank-IT for assistance in creating them.

In collaboration with our US partners ZoomSafer we have created a document which will enable you to create policies for your organisation.

To find out more, contact Blank-IT today on 08 9486 7122 (if calling from outside Australia: +61 8 9486 7122).

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