Motor Vehicles

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Traffic conditions can change always stay alert.

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In Washington, motor vehicle incidents are a common cause of workplace fatalities and hospitalizations. These incidents happen because of

  • Speeding.
  • Unsafe lane changes.
  • Lack of knowledge about the vehicle.
  • The use of handheld devices while driving.
  • Poor weather conditions.
  • Driving while tired or impaired.

Cell phone use or texting while drivingis illegal in the State of Washington.

If you drive for work, you should never drive while tired or impaired by drugs or alcohol. Unlike many workplaces, roadways can be unpredictable and safe driving requires your full attention. Get plenty of rest before driving, always wear a seatbelt, set realistic goals on the number of miles you can drive safely each day and avoid aggressive driving.

Employers should ensure that driving safety is a part of an overall Accident Prevention Program (APP).

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