2021 Distracted Driving for Business [Infographic]
With distracted driving behaviors on the rise during the pandemic, learn more about what your company can do to help employees make safe choices. Here’s a look at key findings:
2021 Travelers Risk Index on Distracted Driving for Businesses
Business Driving Collides with the Pandemic
The effects of COVID-19 on roadways and risky driving
Small change in business-related driving
39% of the workforce drive a vehicle for work purposes daily or almost daily vs. 46% pre-COVID.
Reachable, but risky
24% of drivers are responding to work-related calls, emails or texts, as many may be feeling the pressure to always be available.
46% of these drivers respond to work-related calls, emails or texts while driving because they think it might be an emergency.
29% of these drivers say their boss will be upset if they don’t answer work-related calls, emails or texts while driving.
2 in 5 (40%) managers expect employees to answer work calls while they are driving.
27% of managers say an employee has had a distraction-related crash while driving for work.
Are we meeting our own standards?
3 in 4 (73%) companies have a distracted driving policy, but enforcement is inconsistent.
74% of companies do not consider distracted driving to be of great concern.
In fact, 48% of business managers expect employees to frequently respond to work-related calls, texts or emails when out of the office.
Here’s what you can do:
Communicate safe driving policies
57% of respondents say their company does this.
Just 20% of policies require employees to set the Do Not Disturb feature on their phone before driving.
Only 9% of people say they’ve spoken up to a colleague who was driving distracted.
Learn more about the Travelers Risk Index and techniques you can use to reduce distracted driving behaviors.
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