Keeping young workers safe behind the wheel
August 26, 2018
According to NIOSH, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths among people ages 16 to 24 in the United States. From 2003 to 2010, 843 workers in this age group died in on-the-job motor vehicle crashes.
Young drivers lack the maturity and driving experience of their older co-workers, NIOSH states. Other contributing factors include poor impulse control, difficulty responding appropriately to traffic hazards, a tendency to overestimate their driving skills, inconsistent seat belt use and distracted driving. Click here for some tips on how to keep young workers safe behind the wheel.
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