Drive Safely Work Week Kicks Off Today
October 01, 2010
Oct. 4-8 is Drive Safety Work Week, an annual campaign presented by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.
Drive Safely Work Week, which is supported by NAFA Fleet Management Association, aims to shine a spotlight on the problem of distracted driving and offer ways for businesses to remind their drivers about the dangers involved.
This year's Drive Safely Work Week contains a push for businesses to set up corporate cell phone policies to restrict or ban the use of phones while driving. The campaign encourages businesses to dedicate time to emphasize safe driving messages through facts, communications, and meaningful activities. It also points out several methods - including the use of call blocking technology and encouraging employees to commute via mass transit - that can help businesses reduce distracted driving.
"Businesses across the United States are recognizing the impact of this problem on their employees and are beginning to adopt anti-distracted driving policies," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "The materials in this kit are designed to help advance your company's efforts against distracted driving."
According to NAFA Executive Director Phillip E. Russo, CAE, "Safe driving is essential to the fleet managers who belong to NAFA, a group that collectively manages several million vehicles travelling on North American roads each day." NAFA has lent its support to the annual campaign for the past several years through a series of articles in the association's print and online publications, press releases, and e-mail blasts to its members.
Campaign tools may be downloaded for free at www.trafficsafety.org.