Model Distracted Driving Policy

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BENEFITS

Keeping your workers from using cell phones while they drive is an important safety measure. Although no statute or regulation in Canada requires a company to ban cell phone use by its workers, most jurisdictions’ highway safety or motor vehicle laws ban distracted driving. And if your company doesn’t ban cell phone use by workers, it runs the risk of being found liable under negligence law should those workers become distracted and get into traffic accidents.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this model distracted driving policy, which was modeled on one created by WorkSafeBC,  to be consistent with your company’s operations and other safety policies, particularly its safe driving policies. Give it to all employees, including senior management, supervisors, workers and contractors.

OTHER RESOURCES:

WorkSafeBC: Distracted Driving Safety Topic

Distracted Driving Infographic

Model Cell Phone Use Policy

Quiz: Using Workers’ Personal Cell Phone Records to Enforce Driver Distraction Rules

Special Report: How to Control Employee Use of Cell Phones & Texting

Cell Phones: The On- and Off-Site Hazards and How to Control Them