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Fleet Accidents, Costs Rise Amid Lack Of Safety Programs

Posted on April 25, 2018

The overall number of traffic accidents and injuries remains at a record high. As the number of collisions increases, so do physical injuries to employees who drive for work (Flickr.com Creative Commons photo by Jeff Reifman)

The overall number of traffic accidents and injuries remains at a record high. As the number of collisions increases, so do physical injuries to employees who drive for work (Flickr.com Creative Commons photo by Jeff Reifman)

Two out of five of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

Additionally, only 43% of companies mandate driver safety programs for employees in company-owned vehicle programs and just 20% require them for employees in mileage reimbursement programs, notes the report.

The "2018 Driver Safety Risk Report" — released by Motus, a vehicle management and reimbursement platform — paints a picture of rising accident frequency and mounting costs.

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Related Topics: accident reduction, accidents, chauffeur behavior, chauffeur training, driver safety, Driver training, Safety

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