It is through initiatives such as Drive Safely to Work Week that Employers can take a more active role in educating and stressing the importance of safe-driving principles to their employees in hopes of reducing the number motor vehicle accidents.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., an Atlanta personal injury law firm, wants to remind everyone that next week (October 1 – 5) is National Drive Safely to Work Week (DSWW). Founding partner, R. Shannon Carpenter, said “all you have to do is listen to the traffic reports each morning and evening to realize how many car accidents occur while people travel to and from work. Given that traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities, we feel this campaign is particularly important. This is why we want to help disseminate as much information as possible about this worthwhile initiative.”
Drive Safely to Work Week has been sponsored each year by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) since 1996. This year’s campaign theme is Back to Basics – Your Keys to Safe Driving. As automakers continue to add technology and features to vehicles—some that enhance safety and others that may add distractions—many drivers are tempted to multi-task behind the wheel. The goal of this year’s campaign is to emphasize the importance of building and maintaining a safe-driving foundation—whether employees drive on behalf of their company, commute to and from work or coach a new driver at home.
Each day of Drive Safely to Work Week focuses on a particular safe-driving foundation principle. It is kicked off on Monday, which is known as Buckle Up! Seat Belts Should Never Have Time Off, and re-emphasizes the importance of wearing a seat belt on every trip. This one safety principle is of critical importance considering that according the National Highway Traffic Safety administration (NHTSA), if correctly used, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat car occupants by 45% and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 65%.
The remainder of the week focuses on: Steering with a Clear Head—pOkarticularly avoiding driver fatigue (Tuesday), Driving Distraction-Free (Wednesday) and Parking and Backing Basics (Thursday). The last day (Friday) is called Fine-tune the Fundamentals and features tips and activities to help you avoid some of the most common types of crashes.
As part of DSWW, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has made available a collection of materials to correspond with each day. These materials contain useful tips, statistics, and information focusing on the safe-driving principle of each day. These materials can be downloaded from NETS’ website at http://www.trafficsafety.org.
R. Shannon Carpenter said “The materials provided by NETS in conjunction with Drive Safely to Work Week are very informative and beneficial. The statistics they provide are also quite sobering. Unfortunately, as Atlanta car accident lawyers we see the after math of these types of auto accidents far too often. A large number of our clients are injured in car accidents that occurred while they were commuting to or from work or by an employee who was driving for business purposes. It is through initiatives such as Drive Safely to Work Week that Employers can take a more active role in educating and stressing the importance of safe-driving principles to their employees in hopes of reducing the number motor vehicle accidents.”
About Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.
Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., is a personal injury law firm that specializes in representing individuals in cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, worker’s compensation and other personal injury matters. It was founded in 2007 by Georgia natives R. David Sammons and R. Shannon Carpenter who combined have over 20 years of experience. The firm handles cases throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Macon, Augusta and Savannah. For more information they can be reached at (404) 814-8949.
Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.
307 14th Street Northwest
Ph: (404) 814-8949