5 tips to lower on-the-road risk
By Peter Young
Even though fewer people drove in 2020 because of the pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a 7.2 percent increase in road fatalities for the year. A rise in risky driving behaviors was cited as the chief cause, negating the positive impact of lighter traffic, as well as improved automobile technology and auto safety laws.
Driver safety remains an important issue for pest management professionals (PMPs) as well, with vehicular accidents ranking as the top source of the industry’s insurance claims. At our company, for example, we continue to see many accidents among PMPs that point to distracted driving as the cause.
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