CHICAGO, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Â April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ is supporting a campaign, sponsored by the , to draw attention to distracted driving, and provide ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ customers with information to address the risks of distracted driving to their employees and their businesses, and how the dangers to loss can be controlled. According to the NSC, car crashes are the leading cause of workplace death, and NSC estimates a quarter of all crashes involve cell phones.
"Distracted driving has a significant impact on both employee safety and employer liability," said Bill Boyd, Senior Vice President, Risk Control, ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½. "Regardless of the industry, companies are responsible for ensuring driver safety any time an employee drives on company business. By teaming up with the National Safety Council, we're combining ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½'s professionals' knowledge and experience to minimize accidents and better manage our customers' liability exposures with NSC's advocacy initiatives to help employers play a leading role in ending distracted driving by putting cell phone policies and safety programs in place."
As part of ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½'s campaign, is providing 10 tips to reduce distracted driving:
Additionally, these guides provide additional resources in managing driver and fleet exposures:Â
Take the NSC's Focused Driver Challenge and Additional information on distracted driving resources can be found at or .Ìý
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