Vehicle Accidents are the Leading Cause of Workplace Fatalities

The number one cause of workplace fatalities is car accidents. The statistics that point to the need for a trained driver are overwhelming.

The fact is that the time an executive spends in their vehicle is the highest risk period of their day.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 38% of workplace fatalities are from vehicle accidents. Total motor-vehicle injury costs were estimated at $463.0 billion. Costs include wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, motor-vehicle property damage, and employer costs.

Even though traffic volume decreased significantly in 2020, our roadways have been deadlier. Last year 42,060 people died in crash-related incidents—the highest in 13 years. These highway fatalities represent a 24 percent spike compared to 2019. The highest fatality rate in 96 years since 1924.

It is important to express that a Security Driver is also trained to supply safe driving. At times the Principal may not understand the secure driving is also safe driving. A good security driver operating the vehicle in a manner that is proactive can prevent accidents.

The safety and security of the vehicle occupants during this most dangerous period of time is the responsibility of the security driver.

Links

Driving and Road Safety from State Dept.

Global Road Safety from the CDC

We (ISDA) also suggest that you take a look at the data supplied by the Association for Safe International Travel. Specifically, their Know Before You Go documents that supply information about driving in other countries https://www.asirt.org/resources/country-reports/

Vehicle Crashes Remain Leading Employee Death Cause https://www.automotive-fleet.com/347398/vehicle-crashes-remain-leading-employee-death-cause

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY AT WORK https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/motorvehicle/resources/crashdata/facts.html

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