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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Corporate America Works To Limit Cell Phone Use in Fleet Vehicles
software company that develops software for smart phone and tablets that "promotes safe and legal use while employees
are driving company vehicles" has conducted a follow up survey of more than 900
business professionals to "gauge
corporate fleet operators’ perspectives and attitudes toward employee use of
mobile devices while driving." Their
first survey was conducted in May of 2011. The results show that those
corporations with fleet vehicles driven by their employees take the issue of
distracted driving and specifically cell phone use very seriously.
some of the results from this year’s survey:
asked if their company had a written cell phone policy for drivers, 80% of the
respondents said their company had such a policy; a 29% increase over the
results of last year’s survey.
of companies without a written policy have plans to implement one in the near
of respondents report that their company takes steps to enforce their written
policy; a 52% increase over last year. Methods of enforcement include:
signed policy 79%
crash discipline 58%
safety audits 40%
confidence in those enforcement methods isn't very high with only 26% of
respondents having confidence that their company’s enforcement methods are
As a further
method of ensuring employee compliance with written cell phone policies:
plan to use in vehicle video cameras
plan to use cell phone based software, and
plan to use cell phone analytics
Labels: cell phone, distracted driving, driver safety
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