According to a new survey, work-related pressures play a part in distracted driving, with more than a quarter of those who drive said that their employer called or texted them even though the boss knew the employee was behind the wheel.
The survey found that 43 percent of respondents who drive were in touch with work either by talking on the telephone (38 percent); texting (17 percent) or emailing (10 percent). Of those who engaged in work-related communication during their drive, 54 percent were 18 to 44 years old.
“If an employer texts an employee who is driving, and the employee gets into an accident while reading or responding to the message, it is possible that the company could be brought into a legal action,” said Dave Nelson, a vice president at Travelers.
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