Distracted Driving

Last updated: February 25, 2021

What Does Distracted Driving Mean?

Distracted driving is the practice of manipulating a vehicle with diverted attention from the road, often reflecting negligence for personal and public safety for the individual in question and other motorists when traveling on highways or roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal agency that promotes initiatives via awareness campaigns combined with local and statewide legislation traffic laws to bring public awareness to the hazards related to distracted driving.


WorkplaceTesting Explains Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can impair a motorist’s ability to maintain full control of their vehicle. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) illustrates the use of electronic devices while driving as a leading safety risk factor on the road, and by extension recognizes distracted driving as a warrantable hazard.

Employers carry a responsibility to instill safe driving methods for their employees to adopt and follow since commuting and traveling between worksite locations are regular instances where distracted driving occurs. Companies should launch corporate policies outlining safe driving techniques, particularly transportation industry sectors where essential job tasks require operating commercial motor vehicles (CMV), raising awareness against distracted driving to prevent liabilities.


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