Canadian Road Safety News Digest

New report shows traffic crashes cost employers $47.4 billion in 2013

March 3, 2016   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on April 14, 2016

Digital Journal (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Protecting employees from motor vehicles crashes could be a profitable investment for U.S. businesses, according to a new report released today by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

In 2013, U.S. traffic crashes cost employers $47.4 billion in direct crash-related expenses, which includes medical care, liability, lost productivity and property damage. The study showed that employers could control costs by promoting safe driving habits, including seat belt usage and the elimination of speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving, whether or not employees are on the clock.

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