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Our Driving Concern: We’re On Your Mind & In the News …

Building a Culture of Traffic Safety

This is the place where we get to toot our own horn.

Our Driving Concern, the Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program managed by the National Safety Council, continues to grow in reach, touch and act spaces. Check out these examples of our work, published by others:

FiveThirtyEight

Before you start rolling, prepare yourself to drive safely, said Our Driving Concern Senior Program Manager Lisa Robinson. Her remarks appear in a distracted driving article that carries the byline of FiveThirtyEight lead science writer Christie Aschwanden. Read/share the full story: Driving? Your Phone Is A Distraction Even If You Aren’t Looking At It.

Bloomberg News

Rise in on-the-job Motor Vehicle Deaths Spurs Safety Concerns: Safety organizations are pushing for employers operating fleets of passenger cars and small trucks not covered by workplace safety regulations to start voluntary programs emphasizing training, maintenance, and tracking driver performance. “The companies that are the most successful are the ones that look beyond requirements,” Our Driving Concern Senior Program Manager Lisa Robinson said.

TTI Member Spotlight

Texas leads the nation in impaired driving deaths. And it’s not just alcohol that presents a problem, says Our Driving Concern Program Manager Lisa Robinson in this Texas A&M Transportation Institute member spotlight video. Robinson says employers can act as leaders in driving behavior change and they stand to benefit from promoting traffic safety. Save money, save lives.

Your Business Case

A blog post from Our Driving Concern Program Manager Lisa Robinson wastexas-business-today-cover-fourth-quarter-2016 published in the Fourth Quarter 2016 issue of Texas Business Today. In the post, Robinson makes Your Business Case: Four Reasons to Use an Employee Traffic Safety Program.

Texas Business Today is a quarterly publication produced by the Texas Workforce Commission and provided to all state employers free of charge.

Award Recipients

2016 Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Award recipients haveodc-the-hub-snip been featured in various publications around the state:

Staggering Costs

In Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do, theODC Wake Up Call Snip Governors Highway Safety Association devotes two pages in a first-of-its-kind report to the work of the Texas Department of Transportation and Our Driving Concern. These two pieces of our collateral are featured:

Collaborative Forces

The broad scope of Our Driving Concern is highlighted in this MotoSafety blog:ODC MotoSafety Blog Image Our Traffic Safety Message Carries with It Far-Reaching Implications. Lisa Robinson makes an example of Farmers Insurance agent and program advocate Vincent Powell to show how much can be accomplished when business and community leaders work together.

Boots on the Ground

Our work to promote safe driving behaviors once again is thrust into theODC Linxup Blog Image spotlight in this Linxup blog: Texas Employers Are Turning the Signal Green on Traffic Safety. Lisa Robinson calls out Dallas Independent School District, Houston-based AFC Transportation and Texas Medical Center.

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