Survey Says 43% of Employees Feel Employer Pressure to Use Cell Phones While Driving

A recent survey conducted by Travelers Insurance has found that work-related pressures play a large part in distracted driving. The Washington Post reports that 43 percent of survey respondents cited “the need to be available at all hours” and not wanting “to upset the boss” as the biggest motivators for participating in work related calls, texts, and emails while behind the wheel.

The Washington Post goes on to say:

Travelers Insurance warns that legal action can be taken against an employer should an employee get into an accident while responding to a work related message while driving, and advises companies to lessen risk by having a written policy in place banning this behavior.

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