IT Management Slideshow: Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-20-2011
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Sure, we all know that today's 24/7 business environment has kept us perpetually tethered to our mobile devices. But the act of texting or phoning while driving is reaching a critical point, according to a survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Nearly all survey respondents view these practices as dangerous. Yet, a significant number admit that they engage in such behavior behind the wheel regardless. "This research continues to illustrate a ‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do' attitude that persists among drivers," says Peter Kissinger, president/CEO of the foundation. "Changing our nation's traffic safety culture requires drivers to take responsibility for their actions and alter their own behaviors on the road." To date, 34 U.S. states have banned texting while driving. AAA continues to push for lawmakers in the remaining states to do the same. Beyond enacting legislation, CIOs and other managers need to encourage best practices among your employees in the interest of safety - then set a good example by practicing what you preach. More than 3,100 U.S. residents took part in the survey. Here are eight highlights:

Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

95% 95% of respondents view texting or emailing by other drivers to be a serious threat to their own personal safety.
Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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