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Driving policy

A member has recently issued a reminder to its employees of that company’s driving policy. Members may find the points below useful.

  • It is understood that vehicular incidents and people being struck by objects are now the most common cause of accidents in the industry;
  • The use of seatbelts is an obvious aid to safety, lessening injury and increasing the chances of survival in serious accidents. In many countries, to not use a seatbelt risks incurring financial and other penalties;
  • The use of mobile telephones while driving is increasingly shown to be a cause of accidents and the practice is being made illegal in a growing number of locations, again risking fines, suspension or revocation of the driving licence or other penalties.

The member reminds its employees:
“It’s not just your own wellbeing, but also that of others, either on the road or in your vehicle, whose safety you could be putting at risk.”

Safety Event

Published: 1 January 2005
Download: IMCA SF 01/05

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