Employers are implementing cell phone policies – private corporations, non-profits, government agencies, municipalities, educational institutions, mass transit – not only for their fleets and commercial drivers, but for all employees.
Allowing employees to conduct hands-free or handheld business on cell phones while driving represents acceptance of a four times increase in crash risk. This free kit helps you reduce this risk. It provides materials to:
The kit provides ready-to-use sample policies, a presentation and printable executive summary for senior management, a tip sheet to build employee buy-in, and many policy roll-out communications for employees: talking points, posters, voice mail greetings, FAQs, newsletter articles and more. For intensive education, see the 1-hour course with instructor and participant guides and PowerPoint presentation.Source: Natioinal Safety Council
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides information on risk factors for motor vehicle-related crashes in the workplace, including distracted driving. The NIOSH page offers a range of resources on all aspects of driving for work: publications geared to employers, safety professionals, and researchers; and investigative reports of motor vehicle fatalities at work.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides information on distracted driving risks in the general population as part of its motor vehicle injury prevention program, which focuses on improving use of occupant restraints, reducing impaired driving, and helping groups at risk: child passengers, teen drivers, adult drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Studies show that parents have a great influences on teen behavior. While you may not think you have great influence, that’s it’s all about peer pressure, you’re still the greatest influence on your teen. Talk to your teen and set rules to keep your teens from driving while distracted. Know the facts and share it with them. Engage your teens in a dialogue about the problem.Six Steps Parents Can Take: