5 Components of an Effective Distracted Driving Policy

5 Components of an Effective Distracted Driving Policy

Numerous traffic accidents are linked to driving while distracted. The chances of an accident drastically increase any time a driver reaches for an object or gets distracted by outside stimuli. Organizations can help protect their employees, clients and the public from accidents while minimizing legal and financial risks by implementing a distracted driving policy. As an employer, you should consider the following components to establish an effective distracted driving policy:

  1. Written Policy

Develop a written policy that clearly explains what is expected of employees. The policy should also state the organization’s stance on distracted driving and what happens if the policy is not followed. This document should be continually updated to reflect any changes.

 2. Best Practices

Provide employees with a list of actions that are considered distracted driving and suggested practices to reduce the risk of distracted driving.

  3. Policy Communication

It’s vital to communicate to employees that a policy exists and must be followed. Explain the policy’s requirements. Discuss the policy in team meetings and ensure that employees can ask questions about it.

  4. Enforcement

Monitor employee participation and intervene when necessary. Administer corrective actions if an employee is not following the policy.

  5. Leadership Involvement

All employees need to buy into the policy requirements. Management should lead by example. Top-down involvement is what drives compliance with the policy.

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