US fleets urged to download safe driving tips
The annual campaign is sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) and supported by NAFA Fleet Management Association. This year's campaign focuses on the role cell phones play in distracted driving. Each year, cell phone distractions cause 600,000 crashes, 330,000 injuries, and 3,000 deaths according to the US Department of Transportation.
The Drive Safely Work Week campaign tool kit offer tips on how to prepare an organisation for the launch of a new cell phone policy or reinforce an existing policy and how to build awareness on the issues related to distracted driving while developing strategies to minimise the danger.
The tool kit includes facts on distracted driving, interactive quizzes and tools, daily activities and communication messages, and downloadable posters for the office.
'Businesses across the United States are recognizing the impact of this problem on their employees and are beginning to adopt anti-distracted driving policies,' said United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. 'The materials in this kit are designed to help advance your company’s efforts against distracted driving.'
According to NAFA executive director Phillip Russo: 'Safe driving is essential to the fleet managers who belong to NAFA, a group that collectively manages several million vehicles travelling on North American roads each day. NAFA has lent its support to the annual campaign for the past several years through a series of articles in the Association’s print and online publications, press releases, and email blasts to the membership.'
The materials may be downloaded at www.trafficsafety.org