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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