Keep your employees safer when they’re on the road
Drivers who are texting are 23x more likely to get in an accident than drivers who aren’t. Compare this to an intoxicated driver, they’re 8x more likely to get in an accident than a sober driver. Texting and driving is statistically more dangerous than drunk driving. Its one thing to have a policy against distracted driving and another to take action that enforces that policy, 10n2 and BizProtect™ will help you enforce your distracted driving policy.
Reduce employee downtime and the resulting lack of productivity
Companies are constantly striving to keep their employees healthy and injury-free, often spending a significant amount of their operating budget on wellness plans and awareness campaigns to do so. Adding 10n2’s BizProtect™ application to the phones of your employees who drive during business hours will help prevent injuries, downtime and reduced productivity caused by distracted driving accidents. This could be one of the most cost effective employee safety programs your company ever invests in.
Reduce vehicle downtime for costly repairs
If you have company vehicles you know maintenance and repairs are expensive. Since your vehicles are rolling advertisements of your company image, name and logo you want them looking professional at all times. An accident involving a company vehicle is costly to repair, but the soft costs associated with having that vehicle out of service during the repair period (adjusting schedules, customer service, response times, etc) can be just as painful to your business. Adding BizProtect™ to your fleet drivers’ mobile devices can help reduce this expense by helping mitigate distracted driving incidents.
Reduce your insurance premiums
Adding10n2’s BizProtect™ service to your employee’s phones may qualify you for motor vehicle insurance discounts. 10n2 has met with a variety of insurers in the U.S. and Europe and all of them are interested in having their clients use the app and have expressed interest in giving users discounts on their automobile policies. Have the conversation with your specific insurer today! Check back on our website and follow our blog as we begin to add insurers who have committed to discounts for their clients.
Prove that your company is serious about enforcing your distracted driving policy
Every company needs a distracted driving policy in their employee handbook. If your organization doesn’t have one, getting one is easy. 10n2 is a proud member of the National Safety Council (NSC) and they offer free tools and suggested verbiage for distracted driving policies on their website: http://cellphonekit.nsc.org. This is the first step and an important one but if you want to truly prove your company’s commitment to ending distracted driving and employee safety, beyond words on paper, adding BizProtect™ is the critical step.
Reduce corporate liability
There are no guarantees against lawsuits; however, when it comes to accidents caused by distracted driving, proving that your company has taken serious measures to prevent them may go along way to reducing corporate liability. If you think your company is safe from suits because it doesn’t have company issued vehicles or because you have a written distracted driving policy you must read the stories on our website. Just go to the tab, “Businesses are at risk” and find out what’s going on the world of distracted driving litigation today.
Peace of mind
As a decision maker for your company you can rest assured that by putting 10n2’s application on all relevant employee mobile devices, you’ve done all you can to prevent distracted driving.
Improve employee productivity and focus
Some companies are struggling with the decision to put a solution in place that helps prevent distracted driving and the reason they’re giving is they feel their employees would be less productive because they can’t use their moblie phone while driving. Well, to be to be precise, they could use their phone for one-touch calls, either receiving a delivering. However, more data is coming to light showing that companies that ban mobile phone use are NOT experiencing a loss in productivity. It’s possible that by preventing dangerous multi-tasking their employees are becoming more efficient and more focused.
Avoid costly fines
More and more states are passing laws forbidding mobile device use while driving, not just against texting but also talking without the use of a headset. Therefore, anyone talking on their handset while driving or texting is not only risking accident but is also risking tickets and fines.
When it comes to professional drivers, as of Feb 2012, fines for distracted driving for members of the Fleet Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for the first offense are $10,000 for the company and $2750 for the individual driver. To drive home the seriousness of distracted driving, a second offense, could result in a driver losing their CDL (commercial driver’s license.