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  • The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we communicate The National Road Safety Partner Program in Australia has released a report that outlines how and why to develop a policy for mobile phone use in motor vehicles. If you have yet to create a mobile phone policy, or if it's been a few years since you've taken a hard look at yours, this excellent report will have you thinking of everything you should be covering. The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we communicate. It has not only permeated every facet of our lives – work, personal and social – but has brought them together into the one space. And because our mobiles are always within arm’s reach, they have

    Aug 24,
    - by Michael
  • Transportation Safety Metric According to a new report titled North Dakota Statewide Traffic Safety Survey, 2016 - American drivers have room for improvement when compared with other developed countries around the world: ...One transportation safety metric, road traffic death rate, is higher than in other developed countries (World Health Organization 2016) (Figure 1.1). Progress has been made reducing the number of traffic-related deaths, but crashes resulting in fatalities, injuries, and property damage continue to take place because of preventable factors. These factors include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, and operating a vehicle without a safety belt, among others. The metric highlighted in Figure 1.1 suggests that more work is needed to improve driver behavior and overall safety

    Aug 24,
    - by Michael
  • When was the last time you reviewed your formal vehicle policy? Is it up to date considering new and developing federal, state and local regulations regarding distracted driving, cell-phone use, anti-idling regulations? Does it include policies that compliment your in-house safety, maintenance, and green-fleet initiatives? Are you sure your drivers understand it? If you don't yet have a written policy, or haven't reviewed your written policy recently, you may be putting your drivers and company at greater risk of fines, higher operating costs, or potential negligent entrustment lawsuits. A written vehicle policy is essential for any company that owns a fleet of vehicles that has drivers on the road, including those that are driving their own personal vehicles on company

    Aug 03,
    - by Michael
  • Injuries account for a considerable percentage of health-related expenses. Safeguarding employees from automobiles crashes makes good sense for businesses; traffic crashes cost companies and employers billions of dollars in direct crash-related costs, such as medical care liability, lost productivity and property damage. Cost-conscious companies and employers would be smart to control costs by providing comprehensive driver safety programs, promoting safe driving practices through sound driver policy and enforcement, educating employees to the dangers of distracted driving, whether or not employees are on the clock. Safeguarding employees from motor vehicle crash injury can be a profitable investment of time and resources. Employers cost associated with motor vehicle crashes fall under two categories - health fringe benefit costs and non fringe benefits

    Mar 14,
    - by Michael

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