Published: Friday, September 13, 2013
Car Crashes Within Your Employee Base Can be
Devastating and Costly!
Your Company Can Have a Positive Impact!
In 2012, fatalities on America's roads increased for the first time in several years, to 34,080. This represents an increase of 5.3% over 2011. The rate per 100 million vehicle miles also increased, from 1.10 to 1.16. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811741.pdf
We all need to be engaged - that includes companies like yours!
Corporations are being dragged into the equation more and more!
International Paper settled for $5.2 million after an employee who was using a cell phone caused crash that left a woman with one arm. In fact, companies are moving to ban cell phone use by employees. Already on this list: UPS, DuPont, Chevron CSX, Shell and Time Warner.
- Whether your employee's crash occurs driving to work, in a company car, in a rental car or in a fleet vehicle, lawyers are going to look to the "big pockets" of your company.
- Even if you are not sued, when your employee, or their child, is involved in a crash...the consequences have a significant negative impact on your bottom line:
- Employee's time away from work increases
- Productivity declines, temporary staff costs increase
- Even when at their job, their mind may not be
- Health insurance premiums may rise
- And, the human toll on your employee's family can be devastating:
- Injuries, doctor visits, hospital visits
- Personal lawsuits & Bankruptcies
- Car insurance premium increases
- Attorneys fees
Take a Proactive Approach with Your Employees!
- Review and consider stricter rules on cell phone and other electronics usage while driving.
- Take a look at our Crash Free America corporate communications program - a simple way to educate your employee families! CFA is designed to provide monthly information and tips to your employee base - for themselves and for their families.
- Provide driver training opportunities even if your employees are not driving on business. Contact our friends at Logical Training Solutions.