Reston, Virginia – A new survey has found that 32 per cent of companies have knowledge or evidence of on-the-job crashes that resulted from employees using cell phones while driving. The survey was conducted by software company ZoomSafer and polled 500 business managers in North America.
The survey indicated rapidly-growing concern among corporate managers about distracted driving risks and liability, and that 62 per cent of companies have adopted written policies prohibiting employees from using mobile phones while driving for company business. However, while many companies have adopted written policies, only 53 per cent make any attempt to enforce compliance.
Long-haul and local trucking companies were most likely to have a written cell phone policy, while home and business services were least likely.