If you are a professional driver for your work, you may receive some driver training. For instance, if you drive a truck for a living you do need specific training for that. However, there are millions of people on the roads today that are driving for work in some capacity that are not receiving any training from their employers.
You may not often think of an employer as needing to offer you training on driving, but if it is a part of your job, even a small part, they should provide you with proper training so that you can remain safe and avoid a New Haven auto accident.
So what are some things that employers can do to help you be as safe as possible when driving for your job? Here are some ideas from the National Safety Council (NSC) that you can bring to your employer to help keep you safe at work.
- Tailor a training program to the specific risks that you face when driving for your particular job
- Offer rehab programs for any employees who may be battling drug or alcohol problems
- Eliminate cell phone use behind the wheel through a corporate cell phone policy
- Require all employees to wear seatbelts
- Contact the NSC to review your company’s policies and make some recommendations on safety protocols to put in place
Not all New Haven auto accidents that occur at work will be able to be prevented by taking these five steps, but it is certainly a step in the right direction and would go a long distance to keeping you and your co-workers safe on the roads when driving for work.
If you’ve been injured as a result of an auto accident while driving for work, contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will review your case.