Distracted Driving<br />Understanding Your Corporate<br />Risk and Liability<br />
This is you…<br />Like 47% of normal adults you text and email while driving.<br />Pew Research -- Internet & American Lif...
This is your company…<br />15% of employers have implemented a cell phone usage policy – unfortunately, you’re not one of ...
These are your employees…<br />Like 75 million other professionals…<br />your employees are equipped with personally or co...
100% use their mobile phones when working at their desk…<br />Almost every employee, whether they are considered mobile or...
50% use them when working behind the wheel…<br />In company owned vehicles, <br />And personally owned vehicles.<br />50% ...
Sending and receiving messages like this…<br />38% of drivers say they've been hit or almost hit by someone using a cell p...
30 states have TWD laws, 8 more have hands-free laws.  Federal legislation is pending.<br />Breaking laws like this…<br />
And sometimes running stop signs like this…<br />Employees who text or email while driving are 23X more likely to crash.<b...
Causing<br />injury to others…<br />Each year, distracted drivers cause:<br /><ul><li>600,000 crashes
330,000 injuries
3,000 deaths</li></ul>National Highway Transportation Safety Administration<br />
Causing lawyers to sue you…<br />Victims of distracted driving crashes increasingly file claims against employers.<br />Te...
Where defending yourself is difficult…<br />Even if you have a documented cell phone usage policy – defending claims is ve...
Which leads to this…<br />Companies are found directly, or vicariously, liable for employees conducting business via a mob...
Which costs you a pile…<br />On-the-job crashes cost employers 1<br /><ul><li>$24,500 per crash
$150,000 per injury, and
$3.6 million per fatality</li></ul>Annual cost of distracted driving = $40 Billion 2 <br />1 National Highway Traffic Safe...
And costs your insurance company…<br />Risk and Insurance Magazine stated distracted driving is one of the top insurance l...
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Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Corporate Risk and Liability

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Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Corporate Risk and Liability

  1. 1. Distracted Driving<br />Understanding Your Corporate<br />Risk and Liability<br />
  2. 2. This is you…<br />Like 47% of normal adults you text and email while driving.<br />Pew Research -- Internet & American Life Project , June 2010<br />
  3. 3. This is your company…<br />15% of employers have implemented a cell phone usage policy – unfortunately, you’re not one of them.<br />2009 National Safety Council (NSC) member survey found 58% had implemented a cell phone policy. 15% is extrapolation for non-NSC member companies .<br />
  4. 4. These are your employees…<br />Like 75 million other professionals…<br />your employees are equipped with personally or company owned mobile phones.<br />CJ Driscoll & Associates, US MRM Market Study 2009<br />60m mobile employees + 15m local fleet employees<br />
  5. 5. 100% use their mobile phones when working at their desk…<br />Almost every employee, whether they are considered mobile or not, have a cell phone - Marist Institute for Public Opinion, 2009<br />
  6. 6. 50% use them when working behind the wheel…<br />In company owned vehicles, <br />And personally owned vehicles.<br />50% of employees admit to using a cell phone while driving<br />CareerBuilder November 2009 Survey<br />
  7. 7. Sending and receiving messages like this…<br />38% of drivers say they've been hit or almost hit by someone using a cell phone Nationwide Insurance 2010<br />
  8. 8. 30 states have TWD laws, 8 more have hands-free laws. Federal legislation is pending.<br />Breaking laws like this…<br />
  9. 9. And sometimes running stop signs like this…<br />Employees who text or email while driving are 23X more likely to crash.<br />Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)<br />
  10. 10. Causing<br />injury to others…<br />Each year, distracted drivers cause:<br /><ul><li>600,000 crashes
  11. 11. 330,000 injuries
  12. 12. 3,000 deaths</li></ul>National Highway Transportation Safety Administration<br />
  13. 13. Causing lawyers to sue you…<br />Victims of distracted driving crashes increasingly file claims against employers.<br />Texting While Driving Is Dangerous & The Negligence Results In Personal Injuries<br />
  14. 14. Where defending yourself is difficult…<br />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.<br />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 <br />
  15. 15. Which leads to this…<br />Companies are found directly, or vicariously, liable for employees conducting business via a mobile phone while driving.<br />See Holmes Transport, Dyke Industries, Salomon Smith Barney, International Paper, Cooley Godward.<br />
  16. 16. Which costs you a pile…<br />On-the-job crashes cost employers 1<br /><ul><li>$24,500 per crash
  17. 17. $150,000 per injury, and
  18. 18. $3.6 million per fatality</li></ul>Annual cost of distracted driving = $40 Billion 2 <br />1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) & Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)<br />2 Harvard Center for Risk Analysis<br />
  19. 19. And costs your insurance company…<br />Risk and Insurance Magazine stated distracted driving is one of the top insurance losses for corporations, averaging $100,000 per incident <br />Risk and Insurance Magazine Webinar – July 2010<br />
  20. 20. And your brand…<br />“…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.” <br />Risk and Insurance Magazine Webinar – July 2010<br />
  21. 21. This is their reality…<br />Get the White Paper- Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Business Risk and Liability<br />
  22. 22. Fortunately for you…<br />It’s only a dream, you still have time to wake up.<br />Watch the Video- Distracted Driving: A Company’s Worst Nightmare<br />
  23. 23. Visit www.fleetsafer.com to learn how our simple and inexpensive software prevents distracted driving<br />and minimizes employer risk and liability.<br />

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