If your employees drive as part of their job they are likely supervised and obliged to report any accidents or driving-related incidents while working. But what about their driving behaviors when they’re off the job?
Driving can be one of the most dangerous activities employees engage in, so putting a policy in place to regularly monitor their driving records can protect both your business and your drivers.
Encouraging safe driving behaviors can:
A driver’s past record generally indicates their future driving behavior. As part of the hiring process, check the motor vehicle records for all prospective company drivers. It’s also a good idea to run an annual driving record check as an employee with a clean driving record, might have an off-duty accident after they’re hired.
Your company driving policy should require drivers to report infractions, including outside of work, and provide additional training for any drivers who run into problems on the road.
Prioritizing the safety of your employees and the community by employing drivers with a safe driving record will reflect positively on your business.
The costs of an off-the-job crash can go well beyond a one-time health benefit payout. The after-effects of an auto accident can lead to a decline in the employee’s health, well-being, and productivity, as well increased insurance costs.
Motor vehicle record checks are an important step in protecting against negligent automobile claims. Establishing clear expectations of your employees by developing a clear, strong driving policy can also reduce your legal costs.
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