There’s no denying that distracted driving is a solvable modern day problem.
Most heavily seen in those 25-34 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 88 percent of millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior while driving in the past 30 days.
The reasons given for those who choose to text and drive, the top of which are that the message the driver receives is important (43 percent) and that the message is work related (9 percent). Despite 48 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands all having banned texting while driving, there’s still a lack of uniform precedent in correcting distracted driving.
This begs the question – how can you prevent or correct distracted driving? While a comprehensive driver safety policy is a good starting point, marrying telematics with continuous driver monitoring is an apt solution for employers looking to keep their driver population, communities and company safer.
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