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As an employer YOU can be prosecuted for CAUSING or PERMITTING employees to make calls or send texts whilst driving. Is YOUR POLICY SUFFICIENT?

The use of mobile phones whilst driving

 

The Highway Code specifically warns that drivers MUST be in proper control of their vehicle at all times and strongly advises drivers not to use mobile phones (and other equipment) while driving.

Regulation 104 of the Construction and Use Regulations indicates that drivers may face prosecution if they are not at all times in proper control of their vehicle. This regulation has already been used as the basis of prosecution by police officers nationwide. Penalties include an unlimited fine, disqualification and up to two years imprisonment.

A substantial body of research has taken place, which shows that drivers who use a mobile phone are up to four times likely to crash, injuring or killing themselves and other people.

Employers must assess the risks involved in their staff's use of the road for work and put in place all 'reasonably practicable' measures to manage those risks. One such risk is staff making or receiving calls on a mobile phone whilst driving.

 
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Employers must assess the risks involved in their employee's use of the road for work and put in place all 'reasonably practicable' measures to manage those risks. One such risk is employees making or receiving calls on a mobile phone whilst driving.

 

Does YOUR company or organisation have a policy
for in-vehicle communications?
And, is it communicated to and adhered to by ALL staff?

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