As we wrap up 2020’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we at SambaSafety understand that these efforts stem beyond just October. We know as well that the most prepared of professionals love Distracted Driving Awareness Month, as it can further solidify their comprehensive safety efforts and provide a steady reminder that keeping employees behind the wheel safe is a 365 day-a-year initiative.
Some of our top tips to leave you with include:
- Train your drivers on the ways in which distracted driving can appear. With three types of distracted driving – visual, physical and mental – it’s important that your employees recognize which is impacting them, how to properly mitigate risk and even remove themselves from any situation presenting the potential for distracted driving.
- Ensure that your employees understand distracted driving at your company is not tolerated. Whether that be speaking on the cell phone without a hands free device, eating while driving, reaching for an object other than a phone and even sending or receiving text messages or emails, it’s important to outline the in-car behaviors that are not acceptable and encapsulate that messaging within your comprehensive safety policy.
- Educate your employees on the dangers of distracted driving and why they can make a large difference in mitigating risk not only for the company but for other drivers on the road. Keeping employee’s safe means in turn that your community stays safe from entirely preventable incidents.
- Publicly state your intentions to combat distracted driving. Holding yourself, your company and employees accountable is of the utmost importance and may positively influence your peers and competitors. There’s no shame in publicly speaking to your safety initiatives.
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