Distracted Driving: How to Set Up a Safe Driving Program that Actually Works
Despite decades of traffic safety improvements, the proliferation of technology like mobile devices have motor vehicle deaths moving in the wrong direction. They are the No. 1 cause of work-related deaths and account for 24% of all fatal occupational injuries (CDC). And beyond concern for the safety of employees and communities – crashes are also expensive to employers, who absorb significant costs related to vehicle repair, workers comp, hospital bills, ongoing litigation, insurance premiums, and downtime.
Distracted driving has joined alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal and serious injury crashes, and the risks and costs associated with mobile device use while driving will continue to grow in the coming years.
Join Kelly Nantel, Interim VP, Roadway Practice at the National Safety Council, as she shares a best practices approach to successfully setting up a safe driving program that minimizes the risk of distracted driving.
Interim VP, Roadway Practice
National Safety Council
- Create an effective mobile device usage policy.
- Build senior management support for policies and education to influence safer driving behaviors.
- Engage drivers in/with a safety program that will first and foremost benefit them by keeping them safe.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.