As state governments debate whether to enact bans on using cell phones while driving, some businesses are taking matters into their own hands.
One out of five Fortune 500 companies surveyed recently by the National Safety Council has a total ban on cell phone use while driving that covers all employees.
Need a reason to do this at your company? Here are two:
- 22% of companies with bans said they had fewer crashes, and
- 22% also said they saw decreased property damage.
There doesn’t seem to be much evidence that these cell phone bans hurt productivity:
- 19% of companies said productivity increased
- 22% said productivity remained the same
- 52% don’t yet know the impact on productivity, and
- 7% said productivity decreased.
A National Safety Council statistical analysis shows cell phones are a factor in 23% of motor vehicle crashes.
Does your company have a ban on employees using cell phones while driving? Let us know in the Comments Box below.