Safe Driver

According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts® 2014, the Council’s annual report on unintentional injuries, the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road include alcohol (30.8%), speeding (30%), and distracted driving (26%).

Goal

Get the driver, your employee, to drive safely to help reduce traffic collisions and fatalities. The choice to drive safe and responsibly will become a habit by putting the tools, tips and techniques offered in the approved courses into practice.

Benefit

Whether your company manages a large fleet of vehicles or simply loans out a few company cars for sales calls, creating and enforcing an effective safe driving policy can save your company a great deal of time and money. Enforcing a safe driving policy will:

  • Eliminate/reduce preventable collisions and accidents
  • Save lives
  • Reduce injuries

When accidents happen, whether on company time or not, employers often bear the cost. Those costs can include employees time away from work, damage to company property, and the company can be liable for damages incurred.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for all ages in the US. Tips to help reduce accidents:

  • Create a safe driving policy and offer driver safety training
  • Create and enforce a safe driving policy
  • Implement an effective safe driving program
  • Ensure the continued health and safety of employees and their families

Resources for Safe Driver

OSHA Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

Resources for Distracted Driving

US Government – Distracted Driving