My employer says it is dangerous to use a cellphone while driving, but wants me to be more productive. I can only do that if I can make and take calls while I am on the road. Does it really make any difference if I make calls and text while driving?
Eighty percent of Americans own a cellphone and they are an accepted part of today’s lifestyle. However, over the last few years we have learned more about how risky using a cellphone while driving can be. With the proliferation of e-devices distractions are bound to increase.
Employers who mandate workers refrain from making or receiving phone calls while driving are doing so for a number of reasons — not wanting to see an increase in their insurance rates, not wishing to risk a worker’s life and/or a lawsuit, and wanting to keep the costs associated with workers using their vehicles as reasonable as possible.
Companies that forbid their workers to use cellphones while on-the-job indicate that no call, email or text is worth a life or worth being involved in a preventable accident. The safety and well being of workers is paramount and managers feel that there are other ways to increase productivity than using a cellphone while driving.
If you have been involved in an accident where the other driver (and/or) you were using cellphones just prior to the collision, it is best to discuss your case circumstances with an experienced car accident attorney.
Other Texting While Driving FAQs:
- Are school bus drivers allowed to talk or text on their cellphone while driving?
- I have seen truckers using cellphones while driving. They are only taking their eyes off the road for a fraction of a second. What is the harm in that?
- I see lots of people on the road texting while driving. Is it really that dangerous?
- If I can not text while driving, what about using hands-free technology?
- My employer says it is dangerous to use a cellphone while driving, but wants me to be more productive. I can only do that if I can make and take calls while I am on the road. Does it really make any difference if I make calls and text while driving?
- Why is using my cellphone while I am driving more dangerous that talking to my passengers?