Driving from one location to another is a routine part of most employees' daily activities. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most hazardous activities. According to the National Safety Council, traffic crashes are the leading cause of all work-related fatalities in the United States.
Despite this sobering statistic, the fact remains that many traffic-related accidents can be avoided when drivers and employers make safe driving practices a part of their day-to-day routine. Understanding the importance of defensive driving and committing to a safety program can go a long way toward preventing and reducing injury on the road.