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Question 372 August 2005


Ban on Use of Mobile Phones when Driving

A recent paper in the BMJ highlighted the increased risk of RTA’s as a result of the distraction caused by engaging in a telephone conversation - not just holding a handset. As a result, our company is considering prohibiting all mobile phone use when driving including hands free and blue tooth.

Has anybody introduced a policy banning all use of mobiles when driving and if so, how did management and employees react? Are there any lessons learned they could share?

 
 

The following 12 companies answered this question and 2 documents were supplied:

  • BOC Limited
  • BP Chemicals Ltd
  • EDF Energy plc
  • GKN
  • Homeserve plc
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Petrofac
  • RSA plc - INS
  • RWE npower
  • Southern Water Services - WUK Member
  • Tata Steel Europe
  • UKAEA
Documents
  • "Mobile phones"
  • "Mobile Phones and Driving"

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