Take a look around: How many employees at your organization are between 45 and 65 years old? Think your workforce is maturing? You are not alone. By 2024 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 41 million people age 55-and-over will be working and 13 million will be 65 or older. Here are some ways you can address common safety issues that confront many seasoned drivers.
Participate in Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 2-6) by sharing these safe driving tips and helping your employees protect themselves, as well as their older loved ones:
You are your car’s best safety feature. However, nearly every car and truck on the road today has safety features that can help you be safer. Use tools from the National Safety Council and MyCarDoesWhat to bolster safety sessions:
Finally, put your more seasoned employees to the test with this five-question survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S.A.A. Educational Foundation: If You’re An Older Driver: Assessing How Changes Can Affect Your Driving.
Last December, 64 people died on Texas roads in DUI-alcohol crashes . That’s about two every day. Let’s work together this year to drive that number to zero. One way to affect change is by providing consistent and ongoing educational efforts focusing on risks associated with drinking and driving.
The holidays are meant to be merry and bright. Too often, they turn tragic because of impaired-driving incidents. Alcohol affects a driver’s judgment, concentration and ability to quickly react, skills necessary for save driving. Drivers are not the only victims in drunk-driving crashes. In 2018, data from the Texas Department of Transportation shows:
Holiday parties are fun, to be sure. No one is suggesting you or your employees give up those special moments with friends, family members or co-workers. Rather, if you know you’re going out, plan ahead for a safe ride home. Appoint a designated driver. Hail a cab or use a ride-share service. Share these three tips to defend yourself from drunk drivers:
Raise awareness and engage employees with these free transportation safety resources:
Equip yourself to better help employees understand the importance of making safe driving choices. Attend Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers. You will learn:
This December, give the gift of safety.