About

Our Driving Concern: Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program

We work with Texas employers to promote safe driving practices among their employees, both on and off the job, and proactively combat the costly toll of crashes by helping them understand risky driving behaviors and liability exposure.

Our Driving Concern provides resources on distracted driving, aggressive driving, passenger restraint, impaired driving and other traffic safety topics. Our Driving Concern offers FREE tools and resources to managers, HR professionals and safety instructors to help you build a company-wide traffic safety program.

Learn more about Our Driving Concern: Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program.

Our Driving Concern: Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program Resources:

  • Comprehensive training programs
  • Train-the-trainer workshops
  • Webinars
  • eNewsletters
  • Safety Talk/Tailgate Talk materials and handouts
  • Safety Coach Cards
  • Diverse speakers
  • Resources for company health fairs
  • Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards Program
  • Fact sheets, posters and MORE!

Crashes: Know the Impact

  1. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional workplace death in the United States.
  2. Every 12 minutes someone dies in a motor vehicle crash, every 10 seconds an injury occurs and every 5 seconds a crash occurs, according to a joint report put out by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration. Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the daily commute to-and-from work. Employers bear the brunt of costs for injuries that occur both on and off the job.
  3. Whether you manage a fleet of vehicles, oversee a mobile sales force or simply employ commuters, by implementing a driver safety program in the workplace, you can greatly reduce the risks faced by your employees and their families while protecting your company’s bottom line.
  4. In Texas, the average workplace motor vehicle crash costs more than $24,000. If the employee is injured, the cost increases to more than $125,000.
  5. Texas employers spend more than $3 billion every year as a result of on and off the job injuries and fatalities (NHTSA).
  6. Distracted driving is a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities (National
    Safety Council).
  7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says: Taking Action Can Save Lives

In Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes, OSHA says the real tragedy is crashes are largely preventable. Recognizing the opportunity that employers have to save lives, a growing number of employers have established traffic safety programs in their companies. No organization can afford to ignore a major problem that has such a serious impact on both their personnel and the company budget.

Connect with Us

We want to hear from you. Tell us what you are doing (or have done) to make traffic safety a regular part of your company’s safety culture. In return for your feedback, we will send you free traffic safety materials you can use at your workplace.

Would you like us to conduct a traffic safety training workshop at your location? Fill out this request form and we’ll see you soon.

For more information about the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program, contact:

Lisa Robinson, Program Manager
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
(512) 466-7383
lisa -dot- robinson -at- nsc -dot- org