ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to help policyholders prevent work-related vehicle accidents, Safety National has added a Distracted Driving Course to MAP Client Services, the Company’s suite of value-added risk control offerings.
Using online simulation, Safety National’s Distracted Driving Course provides targeted, immediate training that addresses distracted driving awareness and safe driving techniques for fleet drivers. The course covers important topics, including the negative effects of looking away from the road for more than two seconds, strategies for eliminating controllable distractions and how to adjust when the driver experiences distractions that he or she cannot control.
The course is designed to apply to all fleet drivers, despite vehicle type. It is intended to be a stand-alone session, with simple facilitation, and provides user tracking reports through a Learning Management System.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012.
“Distracted driving is emerging as a major cause of work-related vehicle accidents,” said David Snodgrass, Assistant Vice President – Risk Control Services at Safety National. “When these accidents occur, liability falls upon the employer for workers’ compensation benefits, vehicle repair costs and potential damages to third parties. Safety National’s Distracted Driving Course is designed to help reduce these risks for our policyholders while keeping their employees safe behind the wheel.”
Safety National’s Distracted Driving Course is available as a complimentary resource to all of Safety National’s policyholders.
Safety National is an insurance carrier that offers a broad range of risk funding products through insurance agents and brokers. Founded in 1942, Safety National is the leading provider of excess workers’ compensation coverage to self-insured employers and groups nationwide and has provided that type of coverage longer than any other company in the United States. With the addition of a Large Casualty Program, which includes large deductible workers’ compensation and commercial auto and general liability coverage, Safety National has evolved into a versatile alternative market provider. Safety National is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated “A+” (Superior), Financial Size Category XII, by A.M. Best. To learn more, visit: www.safetynational.com.