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Auto Safety: Control Your Insurance Costs with Safe Driving Practices for Your Employees

Auto Safety: Control Your Insurance Costs with Safe Driving Practices for Your Employees

Posted On: April 4, 2018 by VGM Insurance in: Auto Safety, Employee Health and Safety, Policy Information

You’ve probably noticed that your auto insurance premiums – both business and personal – have gone up more than usual recently. There are a number of reasons for that: More drivers equals more accidents: In 2016, there were about 222 million licensed drivers and more than 260 million vehicles in the United States. More drivers and more vehicles leads to more accidents that insurance carriers must pay for. Unsafe driving practices: In a recent survey, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that about 87 percent of U.S. drivers admitted to risky behavior while driving, including not wearing seat belts. And in a recent study, Zendrive found that while behind wheel, drivers used their cell phones during 88 percent of their trips. Many states have taken notice. In California, for example, it is illegal to simply hold a cellphone while driving. In 14 states it is unlawful to use hand-held cellphones while driving. And, 46 states today ban texting while driving. Other

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