Do you have company vehicles? Do you know what your drivers are doing behind the wheel of said vehicles? Driver safety should always be a top priority personally and in your business. Drivers become distracted easily by their phones, however, as of September 1, 2017 drivers may not use a phone to “read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped”. Ensure that any drivers of company vehicles are aware of this new law that is punishable with a fine of up to $200.
According to the article by the Rasansky Law Firm “In 2014 alone, 3,179 people in the U.S. were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers, and an additional 431,000 were injured. In 2016, there were 109,658 traffic crashes in Texas alone that involved distracted driving, leading to over 3,000 serious injuries and at least 455 fatalities. The sobering truth is that texting while driving makes a car accident 23 times more likely to occur.”
Don’t allow your drivers to become another statistic. Learn more about House Bill 62 here: House Bill 62