• Employers Should Consider Implementing Distracted Driving Policies
  • August 12, 2010
  • Law Firm: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Cincinnati Office
  • Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of fatal and serious car accidents, with cell phones and PDAs (“portable devices”) topping the list of major distractions. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 1.6 million automobile accidents per year are caused by drivers using a portable device. Many of those distracted drivers are either: (1) engaged in a work-related activity; (2) communicating via a company-issued portable device; (3) driving a company-issued vehicle; or (4) engaged in some combination of the above.