For Employers Establish A Training Program - Use training sessions to emphasize the importance your company places on these safe driving habits.
Driving is the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities. More than 3,500 people died on Texas roads in 2014, and the impact on families and businesses is enormous. Keeping your people accident-free requires a commitment to safe driving practices.
Make Sure Everyone Buckles Up.
  • Don’t allow a company vehicle to hit the road until all seatbelts are fastened.
Make Sure Hands Stay On The Wheel And Off The Phone.
  • No texting, playing games or handling mobile devices while driving.
  • Drivers must use a hands-free device for phones.
  • Phone calls (even hands-free) are not permitted in heavy traffic, construction zones, pedestrian areas, school zones or during severe weather.
  • Drivers cannot watch a video screen for any reason while driving.
Make Sure Tired Employees Don't Get Behind The Wheel.
  • Drivers should get a good night’s sleep before a long trip or a work shift.
  • Employers should require drivers take regular breaks when driving long distances.
  • Drivers should avoid medications that may cause drowsiness.
  • Drivers should stop in a parking lot or other safe location when tired.
  • Employers should require drivers limit the number of hours driven in a single day.
Make Sure Employees Control Their Speed.
  • Drivers must obey posted speed limits.
  • Drivers must adjust their speed to the road conditions and slow down in construction zones, heavy traffic or when the road is wet or icy.
  • Drivers should check traffic reports, plan route ahead of time and allow plenty of time to reach the destination.
  • Drivers should never attempt to make up for delays on the road by speeding.