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October 5, 2015

It's Drive Safely Work Week 2015

Off-the-Job Traffic Crashes Pose Significant Costs to Employers

When considering the human and financial impact of traffic crashes on the workplace, many think about drivers of company vehicles. But the last published report of The Economic Burden of Traffic Crashes on Employers shows that's not the only cost producing incident. Among crashes resulting in injury, there is a nearly 1:1 ratio of the cost of on-the-job crashes to the cost of off-the-job crashes. Preliminary findings for an updated report show the trend has continued.

During Drive Safely Work Week, which kicks off today and runs through October 9, NETS is calling on employers to consider the safety of ALL employees when behind the wheel. To make participation in the campaign easy, NETS provides a free toolkit, available on its website that includes sample email blasts, graphics, social media posts, presentations and more.


The campaign theme this year is "#PlanAhead-Your Key to Driving Safely." Campaign materials underscore that planning may be the most critical leg of any driving trip, whether the trip takes place on the job or off. Among other topics, materials cover the importance of planning for travel that takes place in unfamiliar territory and remind employers that they carry risks and liabilities similar to company-vehicle drivers for any employee who drives a personal or rental vehicle for business purposes.

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