At 60 M.P.H., Office Work Is High Risk

Read this article describing the pressures and effects of working while driving.

So many of us think we have nothing to worry about. So many business owners and bosses are pushing for more work getting done even while employees are driving.

On Wednesday, the Transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, called the broader phenomenon of distracted driving a “deadly epidemic” at a meeting on the issue in Washington. Real estate brokers, pharmaceutical sales people, entrepreneurs, marketers and others say they have little choice but to transform their cars into cubicles. In this merciless economy, they say, they have to make every minute count, and respond instantly to opportunities and challenges.

And they argue that the convenience of constant contact — and the chance to tick off items from an endless to-do list while driving — far outweigh what they think are slim chances that it could lead to a wreck.

Do you want your companies future decided by an employee who decides to work while driving? Do you know what your risks are? Are you prepared to be sued?

For all the perceived benefits of multitasking behind the wheel — like staying a step ahead of competitors — the dangers have begun to take their toll on companies, leading some to ban the practice by employees.

Some families of victims killed in collisions with a multitasking worker have successfully sued the driver’s employer for tens of millions of dollars.

We can show you ways of dealing with this and other risks.
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John Schneyer, Boca Consultants

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