Overcoming the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted by Margaret Penado on January 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM

Save Your Employees: Putting an End to Driver Distractions

Posted by Tim McCarty on May 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Thoughts on Reducing Law Enforcement Auto Losses

Posted by Wendell Bosen on August 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM

I recently had the opportunity to mingle with public entity risk managers from across the country at the national PRIMA conference in Atlanta. I took the opportunity to ask those I met (as often as I could, while trying not to be too annoying), “How can we reduce law enforcement auto accidents?” And while my data collection would not stand up to scientific scrutiny, I am confident it is a fair reflection of the situation. Two conclusions are clear:

Your Mobile Workforce is Driving Up Your Exposure

Posted by Matt McDonough on May 17, 2016 at 9:22 AM

According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts 2016, the top three causes of fatalities on the road are drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving. It is estimated that distracted driving accounts for approximately 26% of those deaths, while drunk driving is the top cause and accounts for roughly 31% of road fatalities. It is certainly reasonable to think that distracted driving could be higher.

Distracted Driving and Obstructions to Safe Law Enforcement Driving

Posted by Julie Frisbey Decker on May 3, 2016 at 9:48 AM

In order for a police officer to arrive safely at a call, he or she must be able to drive without obstructions and distractions, which can be very difficult in today’s environment. When driving, police officers often need to use radios and Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) or computers while operating emergency lights and sirens, not to mention the simultaneous use of cell phones.