Did you know that every text and Facebook message you receive gives your brain a little shot of the chemical dopamine, causing you to become addicted to the reward of new information being delivered to your cell phone?
Though most people are well aware of the consequences, the physical addiction to new information often unfortunately wins. According to the national highway traffic safety administration, 30% of crashes involve cell phone use and 80% of people admit to texting or interacting with their cell phones while driving. That means a distracted driving accident occurs every 24 seconds, causing over 40,000 injuries and 3,000 deaths a year.
Despite that fact that most companies have a safe driving mobile phone usage policy, many of these distracted driving accidents are caused by fleet or business drivers. Here are three instances where the company policy simply didn’t cut it.
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