Multitasking technology is about convenience, not about safety. Fifty-three percent of drivers believe that if it’s hands-free or built-in dashboards, that it’s safer. But the fact is that these technologies distract our brains even long after we use them. We’ve all witnesses a distracted driver on a cell phone, but don’t often think twice about it when that driver is yourself or one of your employees.
Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of workplace death, and distractions are a leading factor. Employees who use a mobile device while driving are four times more likely to crash. The National Safety Council (NSC) has compiled a large amount of research on distracted driving. This includes data on:
- Hands-free devices
- Cognitive distraction
- Text messaging and voice-activated texting
- Cell phones compared to alcohol-impaired driving
- Evaluation of laws and enforcement
Watch this video to learn more about the devastating consequences of distracted driving.
A cell phone distracted driving policy is crucial to keeping your workers safe from crashes. Learn more about the DDC Distracted Driving Online course, or call (800) 621-7619 to speak with an NSC representative.
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