A recent article on Forbes.com highlights the potential for employers to be held liable for their employee’s distracted driving habits.
the article discusses recent statements by the National Safety Council (NSC), who say that businesses can be held liable for “large damage awards” for employees engaged in cell phone use while driving.
To quote the NSC:
“Employers are responsible for ensuring their employees adhere to applicable federal agency regulations and federal, state and municipal laws. However, what is often not understood is that simply following the applicable laws and regulations is often not sufficient to protect your business and employees from liability and large damage awards in a cell phone crash” .
Talking or texting on the phone may be getting most of the attention but the distraction, and the potential damage it can do to your business, applies equally well to computer use in company vehicles.
Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhenry/2012/03/31/business-owners-beware-distracted-driving-can-cost-you-too/
Blank-IT has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform with distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.