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Why PMPs should fight deadly distracted driving

By John Culotta

You’ve listened to the PSAs, seen the bumper stickers and heard the urging of lawmakers—distracted driving is dangerous. But why exactly is distracted driving such a big deal, particularly for employees who drive as part of their job?

Why distracted driving is so dangerous

Over the past year, my company has seen an increase in the number of commercial auto insurance claims related to distracted driving by pest management professionals (PMPs). That is cause for concern. In 2014 alone, auto accidents involving a distracted driver injured 431,000 people and killed 3,179 people. Plus, severe commercial auto claims are driving up insurance rates for businesses across the industry, and auto claims are the most frequent claims for pest management companies.