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In 2016, more than 265,000 people were injured in traffic crashes statewide, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. One person was killed every 2 hours 20 minutes. When an employee misses work because of a crash, employer’s experience a decline in productivity. Crashes — whether they occur on or off the job — increase costs for everything from insurance premiums to fringe benefits. Traffic safety can help you drive change and reduce incidents involving risky driving behaviors such as distracted, drunk and drowsy driving.
A two-second task is one of the least expensive and most effective ways for Texas employers to reduce costs associated with crashes. By promoting seat belt use, you save lives and you save money. In 2016, 43.7% of people killed on state roads were not restrained when the fatal crash occurred, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. One, two: buckle your …
Accidents often occur by chance or without apparent or deliberate cause. Crashes typically are the result of driver error. Incidents involving distracted, drunk, drugged and drowsy driving have led to a surge in crashes across America. All can be linked to behavior choices. Our Driving Concern Senior Program Manager Lisa Robinson suggests you point out that not-so-subtle difference when talking with employees about the importance of traffic safety.
When it comes to seat belts, who are the risk-takers? Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson looks at the research. She says those who refuse to buckle up are playing a game of traffic safety roulette — and that game is costly to employers in Texas.
Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson works to help employers drive down costs and reduce liability exposure by incorporating traffic safety into their workplace safety culture. She wants Texas employers to know free training opportunities and free resources are one click away. Visit: txdrivingconcern.org
Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson points out driver behavior — and driver error — is a contributing factor in about 94% of crashes. The most typical errors include:
- Missing road hazards or detecting them too slowly
- Choosing the incorrect defensive driving action
- Driving in a distracted or altered state, such as having inadequate sleep, being distracted by a phone or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson explains distracted driving is anything that diverts your attention away from the task at hand, driving. Manual distractions: eating, drinking, grooming. Cognitive distractions: talking on your phone (handheld and hands-free) or daydreaming.
Most people don’t recognize when they’re tired – that tiredness often is the result of monotonous driving, one of the biggest causes of drowsy driving. Perhaps you have heard this phenomenon referred to as time-on-task fatigue. You are not going to want to sleep through this message from Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson.
Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson outlines risks associated with using hands-free devices while behind the wheel. Research indicates cognitive distraction persists long after using voice commands to make a call or send a text.