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Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Corporate Risk and Liability



Distracted driving can be a company's worst nightmare. Learn why and find out how to protect yourself.

Distracted driving can be a company's worst nightmare. Learn why and find out how to protect yourself.



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  • Distracted Driving
    Understanding Your Corporate
    Risk and Liability
  • This is you…
    Like 47% of normal adults you text and email while driving.
    Pew Research -- Internet & American Life Project , June 2010
  • This is your company…
    15% of employers have implemented a cell phone usage policy – unfortunately, you’re not one of them.
    2009 National Safety Council (NSC) member survey found 58% had implemented a cell phone policy. 15% is extrapolation for non-NSC member companies .
  • These are your employees…
    Like 75 million other professionals…
    your employees are equipped with personally or company owned mobile phones.
    CJ Driscoll & Associates, US MRM Market Study 2009
    60m mobile employees + 15m local fleet employees
  • 100% use their mobile phones when working at their desk…
    Almost every employee, whether they are considered mobile or not, have a cell phone - Marist Institute for Public Opinion, 2009
  • 50% use them when working behind the wheel…
    In company owned vehicles,
    And personally owned vehicles.
    50% of employees admit to using a cell phone while driving
    CareerBuilder November 2009 Survey
  • Sending and receiving messages like this…
    38% of drivers say they've been hit or almost hit by someone using a cell phone Nationwide Insurance 2010
  • 30 states have TWD laws, 8 more have hands-free laws. Federal legislation is pending.
    Breaking laws like this…
  • And sometimes running stop signs like this…
    Employees who text or email while driving are 23X more likely to crash.
    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
  • Causing
    injury to others…
    Each year, distracted drivers cause:
    • 600,000 crashes
    • 330,000 injuries
    • 3,000 deaths
    National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • Causing lawyers to sue you…
    Victims of distracted driving crashes increasingly file claims against employers.
    Texting While Driving Is Dangerous & The Negligence Results In Personal Injuries
  • Where defending yourself is difficult…
    Even if you have a documented cell phone usage policy – defending claims is very difficult because “scope of work” is broadly defined and easy to prove.
    Ford vs. McGrogan and International Paper. See Matt Richtel, At 60 M.P.H., Office Work Is High Risk, N.Y. Times, Sept. 30, 2009
  • Which leads to this…
    Companies are found directly, or vicariously, liable for employees conducting business via a mobile phone while driving.
    See Holmes Transport, Dyke Industries, Salomon Smith Barney, International Paper, Cooley Godward.
  • Which costs you a pile…
    On-the-job crashes cost employers 1
    • $24,500 per crash
    • $150,000 per injury, and
    • $3.6 million per fatality
    Annual cost of distracted driving = $40 Billion 2
    1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) & Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
    2 Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
  • And costs your insurance company…
    Risk and Insurance Magazine stated distracted driving is one of the top insurance losses for corporations, averaging $100,000 per incident
    Risk and Insurance Magazine Webinar – July 2010
  • And your brand…
    “…companies must realize that brand destruction is very critical. A high-profile accident can harm the brand everyone worked so hard to maintain and promote.”
    Risk and Insurance Magazine Webinar – July 2010
  • This is their reality…
    Get the White Paper- Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Business Risk and Liability
  • Fortunately for you…
    It’s only a dream, you still have time to wake up.
    Watch the Video- Distracted Driving: A Company’s Worst Nightmare
  • Visit www.fleetsafer.com to learn how our simple and inexpensive software prevents distracted driving
    and minimizes employer risk and liability.