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Saving Lives: One Employee At A Time

SAVING LIVES ONE EMPLOYEE AT A TIME The Effects of Answering Your Cell Phone While Driving and Companies' Plans to Keep Their Employees Safe Cell phones are the number one distraction in a vehicle and pose risks to the safety of employees. Let's take a look at the hard facts about distracted driving, the risks, and the measures companies are taking to protect workers. Distracted Drivers: The Facts In 2009 alone, 5,474 people were killed in the U.S. because 995 of the 5,474 killed, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a factor. However, the number of fatalities caused by cell phone use could be much higher. of accidents that involved distracted driving. Of those who were injured in an accident, 24,000 involved reports of cell phone use as a distraction. Interestingly, while the under 20-year-old age < 20 group has the highest percentage of distracted 30-39 drivers, the 30 to 39-year-old age group has the highest percentage of cell phone use in fatal crashes. Is this not the average age range of the American work force? DID YOU Using a cell phone while driving, whether it's hand-held or hands- free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood-alcohol concentration at .08 percent, which is above the legal limit. KNOW? What Are the Risks of Liability? Crash scenarios in which employers have been liable include employees who were driving: To or from work In business or personal vehicles While having business and personal While using employer- provided and employee- owned phones During work While using hours and appointments hands-free outside typical and for personal work hours and handheld devices reasons conversations What Companies Are Doing to Protect Their Employees This year a National Safety Council (NSC) survey found that more Fortune 500 companies are prohibiting employees from using cell phones while driving. Here are the results: What about productivity? Among companies with total bans today: 19% said productivity increased 7% said productivity decreased One out of five Fortune 500 companies that responded to the NSC survey acknowledge the risks associated with cell phone use while driving. These companies have become model organizations by banning use of these devices behind the wheel for all of their employees Despite major strides in preventing distracted driving caused by cell-phone use, thousands die every year in distraction-related crashes. Employers need to recognize the safety and financial risks they assume when their employees use cell phones behind the wheel. 22% said productivity remained 52% don't yet know the the same "Organizations with total bans range in size from 100 employees to 70,000. impact on productivity 70,000 STOP Stragglers Still Have a Plan of Action This leads to the conclusion that cell phone bans are a recent trend and will continue to Of companies that responded to the NSC survey and do not have a policy banning cell-phone use while driving. 35% have plans to implement one within the next 12 months. One-third of these companies plan to prohibit hands-free devices or cell phone conversations. More than half of the organizations with total bans have implemented their policies since increase as the American public continues to call for eliminating distractions behind the wheel. 2008. 2008 2009 2010 2011 Sources:,,,

Saving Lives: One Employee At A Time

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This shows the effects of answering your cell phone while driving and companies' plans to keep their employees safe. Cell Phones are the number one distraction in a vehicle and pose risks to the sa...


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