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.