Advisory: Practices for Addressing Distracted Driving Among the Workforce
April 19, 2016 – In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness month, DEKRA Insight is pleased to release its white paper “6 Organizational Practices to Address Distracted Driving”.
In recent years, organizations have been challenged to take on a greater role in the driving safety of their employees. Driving-related accidents, which have long been among the leading causes of worker fatalities, have become more frequent with the widespread adoption of mobile technology. Cell phones, onboard computers, entertainment systems, and navigational devices have all introduced new distractions into an environment with an already significant potential for serious injury or death.
In 2011, distraction-related crashes killed 3,331 people and injured 387,000 in the United States alone. Distracted driving is now widely recognized as a major public safety hazard, leading to legislation that has banned the use of handset devices in many U.S. states and most of Europe, with further bans being considered.