How to Effectively Enforce Distracted Driving Policies
In a recently published article, Automotive Fleet outlines how to effectively enforce distracted driving policies. A growing number of organizations are taking a hard line against distracted driving, putting policies in place that prohibit employees from texting while driving and, in some cases, banning cell-phone use in company vehicles altogether. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), distracted driving crashes killed more than 3,000 people and injured 416,000 in 2010.
Ed Iannuzzi, ARI’s manager of driver services, believes consistent enforcement is crucial for an effective distracted driving policy. Iannuzzi said, “The biggest mistake when you’re trying to enforce a distracted driving policy is to make exceptions. Once an exception has been made, the policy is watered down. It could increase the fleet’s exposure to accidents, because if management ignores the distracted driver, it will compromise the safety of the driver. It will also increase litigation exposure.”
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