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Make the Call to Put Down the Phone
Posted on 07/17/2013 by Ashley Jones | 0 Comments
Do your employees know the consequences for texting while driving? According to Independent Electrical Contractors, “Today, nearly every state in the nation has some type of law to ban writing, sending or reading a text message while driving.” These laws make the cost of distracted driving higher for your employees and your business. As an employer, you could be found liable for your distracted driver’s wrongful conduct, or the driver could face a fine or suspension of driver’s license for violating the state’s law. Lower the possibility of these harsh consequences with GPS fleet management technology.
The risk of legal trouble is just one more reason to refrain from distracted driving. With NexTraq’s Fleet Dispatch application, text messages can be sent through an in-vehicle Garmin device that is mounted to the dashboard. Drivers can stay in touch with the office and get directions to cut down on the time they’re on the road. That will help keep your drivers’ eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, and will help keep you on law enforcement’s good side.