New Jersey’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety Office wants businesses to know they have an important role to play promoting safe driving.
You don’t have to have a fleet of company trucks to take an interest in driver safety. Commuting to and from work, traveling o
n company business or even just going out for lunch, keeping employees safe is good for business and good for them.
“Safe Driving is everyone’s business and I encourage employers throughout the State to remind their employees of the lifesaving benefits that come with safe and responsible driving habits,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
Employers are encouraged to remind their employees to drive safely and to avoid distracted driving.
According to the division, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes caused by distracted drivers from 2003-2012. Things like talking on a cell phone, applying makeup, talking to other passengers and eating and drinking while driving all increase the risk of an accident.
The division, part of the NJ Office of the Attorney General, provides informational resources on topics such as distracted driving, impaired driving, cell-phone usage, removing ice and snow from vehicles, avoiding aggressive driving, wearing seatbelts and child passenger safety. Motorcyclists are also advised to be aware of the dangers of motorcycle riding and follow traffic laws to prevent accidents.
For more information and resources for your workplace, visit the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.