The Network of Employers For Traffic Safety has partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation in offering free safety packages for companies to distribute to employees. The 2011 Drive Safely Work Week tool kit is designed to address distracted driving and help ensure safer road conditions.
Drive Safely Work Week is observed annually nationwide during the first week of October. The theme for this year’s Drive Safely Work Week is ‘getting there safely is everyone’s business’, and the main hope of the initiative is to urge employers to act as ‘safe driver’ role models in the community.
Work related car crashes cost employers over $60 billion a year in medical bills, legal fees, damages, and lost work earnings. The average crash costs an employer around $16,000. It’s important to realize that most of these accidents are preventable. The Drive Safely Work Week hopes to put a limit to these preventable accidents.
Though Drive Safely Week will help, car accidents will still happen. If you are ever involved in an automobile accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience. They can help guide you through the trials and tribulations of an accident’s setbacks.