Begin a conversation with your employees like this: Before we can bring about an end to distracted driving, we must recognize a problem exists.
In 2015, 38% of Texas drivers said they talked on their mobile phone while driving at least some of the time, according to a Texas A&M Transportation Institute survey. And 21.2% said they read or send text messages or emails when behind the wheel.
We know distraction leads to driver error. Error leads to crashes.
In its Talk. Text. Crash. — Distracted Driving Campaign, the Texas Department of Transportation reports more than 100,000 traffic crashes statewide occur every year involving distracted driving.
TxDOT offers a couple of tips to avoid engaging in high-risk behaviors behind-the-wheel:
- Wait to talk or text until you pull over or arrive at your destination
- Use an app to disable texting when driving