2022 Distracted Driving for Business [Infographic]
More employees are now driving as part of their job. Do you know what's happening when they're behind the wheel? Here's a look at key findings from the 2022 Travelers Canada Distracted Driving Risk Survey.
2022 Travelers Canada Distracted Driving Risk Survey
Most Canadians know that distracted driving is risky. Yet, many employees feel the pressure to be available to their employer while driving.
29% of drivers say they accept work-related calls, texts or emails while driving. When asked why:
44% of those respondents said they do so because it might be a work-related emergency
30% feel they always need to be available
10% say their boss will be upset if they don’t answer
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Communicate safe driving policies
Only 20% of employed Canadians said their employer has an official policy in place. However, 87% reported that they would comply if an official policy was in place.
Encourage best practices
A full 54% of consumers admit to reading a text message or email while driving, and 14% admit to typing a text or email while driving.
86% of drivers say they would put down their phone if a passenger asked them to, but only 11% of passengers have spoken up to someone they work with.
Lead by example
Reinforce safe driving behaviors by not calling or texting employees when they’re behind the wheel.
Learn more about the Travelers Canada Distracted Driving Risk Survey and techniques you can use to help put the brakes on distracted driving
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The 2022 Travelers Canada Distracted Driving Risk Survey indicates that the workplace may actually be contributing to distracted driving.
Business managers can help put a stop to this dangerous behaviour by developing a distracted driving policy, communicating and reinforcing the policy, speaking up when a colleague is driving distracted and not calling employees when they know they are behind the wheel.