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Sample Cell Phone Use While Driving Policy

Expert Witness: Evidence Solutions, Inc.
Here is a sample Cell Phone Use While Driving policy.

Our Company recognizes that the employees are our most valuable asset, and the most important contributors to our continued growth and success. Our Company is firmly committed to the safety of our employees. Our Company will do everything possible to prevent workplace accidents and is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees.

To further this goal, Our Company has developed a Cell Phone/Hand Held Device Use Policy effective [Effective date].

Driver inattention is a factor in a majority of motor vehicle accidents. We are not only concerned about your welfare as a Company employee, but also the welfare of others who could be put in harms way by inattentive driving.

Mobile phone and other hand held device use while driving is a common, often harmful, distraction. Many countries and localities have prohibited mobile phone/hand held device use while driving. Researchers at the University of Toronto found the risk of having a traffic accident while using a cell phone or similar device to be the same as driving drunk. For these reasons, drivers may not use hand held devices to place work-related calls or while operating a vehicle while on Company business.

As a driver, your first responsibility is to pay attention to the road. When driving on business, or driving while conducting business on behalf of the company in any other manner, the following applies:

Definition - Mobile Hand Held Units: Hand held devices may include cell phones, pagers, tablets, faxes and other communication devices.

Allow voicemail to handle your calls and return them when safe.

If you need to place or receive a call, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle before using your phone.

Ask a passenger to make or take the call.

Inform regular callers of the best time to reach you based upon your driving schedule.

The only exception to this policy is for calls placed to 9-1-1.

If placing or accepting an emergency call, keep the call short and use hands-free options, if available.

When receiving an emergency call, ask the caller to hold briefly until you can safely pull your vehicle off the road.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Scott Greene of Evidence Solutions, Inc.
For over 30 years, Scott Greene has been helping companies meet the challenges of the swiftly evolving computer technology industry.

Directly from high school, Scott went to work for IBM. Scott studied Systems Engineering at the University of Arizona. He has since earned certifications in many products and programming languages.

The Evidence Solutions team analyzes data from Computers, Cell Phones, Black Boxes, Dispatch Systems, Medical Records, Email systems and more. Scott then explains the digital evidence in plain English.

Scott’s extensive knowledge draws clients to him from all over the United States as well as Internationally for consulting, Forensics and expert witness services. His extensive and diverse experience allows him to be an expert in many facets of digital and electronic evidence. Scott, a sought after speaker and educator, travels throughout the country sharing his knowledge and presenting to local, regional, national and International organizations.

Copyright Evidence Solutions, Inc.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer.For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.

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