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Free online toolkit available for Drive Safely Work Week

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Photo: Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

Vienna, VA – In conjunction with Drive Safely Work Week (Oct. 3-7), the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is offering a free online toolkit to help employers keep workers and their families safe on the road.

The campaign, Drowsy, Distracted or Focused – Your Decisions Drive Your Safety highlights the following:

  • Understanding how the quality and quantity of sleep affect daily performance.
  • Knowing the signs and risk factors of drowsy driving.
  • Identifying driver behaviors that contribute to the majority of crashes.
  • Exploring the dangers of using cell phones and other mobile devices while driving.
  • Emphasizing the need for slowing down and buckling up.

Traffic crashes cost employers more than $47 billion annually, with expenses split almost evenly between on- and off-the-job incidents, according to NETS. The group cited National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data showing driver behavior is a factor in 94 percent of all crashes.

“The Drive Safely Work Week campaign is an opportunity for employers to address road safety with all employees, not just those in driving-focused roles,” NETS Board Chairman Dane Bremer said in a press release.

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