October 5-9, 2009 is the “Drive Safely Work Week,” a network of employers for traffic safety sponsored event which encourages employees to drive safely. Board member companies include Abbott, AmeriFleet Transportation, Anheuser-Busch, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, General Motor Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Monsanto, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and UPS.
The main message of the campaign is that, regardless of the job, “getting home safely is the most important thing anyone will do today.”
The event puts the focus on driving with intent. Employees are reminded that distracted driving is dangerous:
Research shows that driving while distracted is the leading factor in most car accidents and near-accidents. In fact, four out of five crashes and more than half near-crashes involve some form of driver inattention.
Increasingly, distracted driving has been on the forefront of motorist’s minds because of the ubiquitous use of cell phones. If you believe your car accident was caused be someone’s negligent use of a cell phone, you’ll want to read our article, “What if my accident was caused by someone using a cell phone?”
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.