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Whether your business powers a large fleet of vehicles or just occasionally requires employees to drive for company business, your company could be held liable for accidents caused by distracted driving habits like texting and driving or updating social media profiles behind the wheel. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Distracted Driving Accidents and your Company


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Distracted Driving Accidents and your Company
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  • Whether your business powers a large fleet of
    vehicles or just occasionally requires employees
    to drive for company business, your company could
    be held liable for accidents caused by distracted
    driving habits like texting and driving or
    updating social media profiles behind the wheel.

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  • When the employee involved in the accident is
    found to have been negligent in an accident due
    to cell phone usage, the NHTSA estimates that
    on-the-job collisions cost companies over 24,500
    per crash, 128,000 per injury, and 3.8 million
    per fatality.

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  • That seems like a lot right? Where exactly do
    these high costs come from? The truth is, the
    hidden costs of distracted driving accidents in
    your company may include
  • Legal fines and vehicle repairs
  • Insurance deductibles and increased premiums

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  • Damages paid to victims of the crash   
  • Workers compensation claims
  • Repairs and lowered productivity with less
    vehicles on the road
  • Costly public relations and marketing efforts to
    repair damage to the companys reputation 

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  • There are many instances you as the employer
    can be found liable in a distracted driving
    accident for a variety of reasons. However, there
    are four times an employer is always likely to be
    found liable in a distracted driving case, no
    matter what

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  • Vicarious Liability The company is held liable
    for any bodily harm or damage that is incurred by
    an employee performing their duties.

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  • Negligent Hiring If the employer didnt train
    the employee properly (i.e. didnt supervise them
    well, didnt train the employee properly on the
    dangers of distracted driving or did not
    investigate the employees background prior to
    hiring them the company could be liable.

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  • Negligent Entrustment If is was known that the
    driver would probably be in a situation where
    they would be easily distracted while driving,
    like if employees are frequently required to
    answer calls or text messages during their shift
    the employer could be help liable.

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  • Dangerous Instrumentality If the employee caused
    the accident, the employer is to blame.

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  • Sound stressful? Keep your business and fleet
    drivers safer by keeping the high costs of
    distracted driving and guidelines for your
    liability in mind. Interested in stepping up your
    companys fleet safety game? Visit our website to
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    how. 

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