Corporate Fleet Operators Surveyed on Employee Policies for Distracted Driving

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Aegis Mobility’s has released its Third Annual Work Place Dis­tracted Dri­ving Sur­vey. It’s based on responses sub­mit­ted by 547 pro­fes­sion­als in the safety, risk and fleet man­age­ment dis­ci­plines from employ­ers across a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent industries.

Key find­ings include:

  • Nearly three quar­ters of employ­ers in the sur­vey have already adopted dis­tracted dri­ving poli­cies – 71% of respon­dents work for com­pa­nies that have adopted some form of pol­icy to man­age employee use of mobile devices while driving.
  • Employ­ers with­out a pol­icy will adopt one soon. Among 29% of com­pa­nies with­out an exist­ing pol­icy, the sur­vey finds that 52% plan to adopt a pol­icy. Of those, 55% plan to adopt a pol­icy within the next 12months.
  • Efforts to enforce dis­tracted dri­ving poli­cies remain steady. 86% of total respon­dents report that their com­pa­nies take some mea­sure to enforce dis­tracted dri­ving poli­cies. This num­ber is steady when com­pared to 2012 sur­vey results.
  • Cur­rent enforce­ment efforts are thought to be pri­mar­ily man­ual and reac­tive. The most com­mon method of pol­icy enforce­ment is hav­ing employ­ees attest (or acknowl­edge their dri­ving behav­ior) with 81% in this cat­e­gory. Other enforce­ment meth­ods include: Train­ing (75%), Super­vi­sor or Peer obser­va­tion (72%), Post Crash Dis­ci­pline (54%), Ran­dom Safety Audits (40%).
  • There’s a lot more work to be done.  Con­fi­dence is lack­ing in cur­rent pol­icy enforce­ment. While most com­pa­nies are tak­ing some steps to enforce com­pli­ance with doc­u­mented poli­cies, con­fi­dence in those efforts is limited.

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