Employers Move To Ban Cellphone Use While Driving On Company Time

Posted on May 31, 2012

More and more companies are establishing rules that prohibit their employees from talking on companyj-provided cellphones while driving on company time reports the New York Times, Employees Are Getting the Word About Safer Driving.

What's the point of this? First is safety; study after study has shown that talking on a phone while driving (whether hands-free or not) reduces the driver's attention level. Second and going along with safety are insurance costs.  Insurers will likely give a better premium to a company that has this type of safety-conscious cellphone use rule. Driving around Lexington it is sometimes possible to spot another driver that is using a cellphone even before you can see for sure that they are: people just are not as attentive to driving if they are also using their cellphone.  

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