2023 Distracted Driving for Business [Infographic]

The 2023 Travelers Risk Index finds that employees use their phones when they are behind the wheel, which may contribute to distracted driving behaviors.

In fact, most employers (87%) expect their employees to respond to work-related messages when they are out of the office during work hours.

And 44% of employees who take work-related calls while driving do so because they believe they always need to be available for work.

Business managers can help PUT A STOP to this dangerous behavior by communicating and reinforcing driving policies, speaking up when a colleague is driving distracted, and not calling employees when they know they are behind the wheel.

This is a huge liability for any company with vehicles on the road!

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association, the total economic impact of motor vehicle accidents was $340 billion in 2019, the equivalent of approximately $1,035 for every person living in the United States. Here’s a look at key findings from the 2023 Travelers Risk Index and how a distracted driving policy can help businesses.

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About Jimmy Kinmartin - Business Insurance & Risk Management

Jimmy is a California licensed Property & Casualty AND Accident & Health insurance agent working at the Olson Duncan Insurance brokerage based in Torrance and Irvine, CA. He grew up in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and currently lives in Tustin, CA. Have questions? Just ask! Or, follow Jim on Twitter at @JimKinmartin

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