According to the New York Times, in 2016, opioid deaths in America likely exceeded 59,000 and that heartbreaking statistic is expected to rise in 2017 as the epidemic worsens.
In Safety & Risk this week, Art Liggio, president and CEO of Driving Dynamics, has written an eye-opening article about this national emergency. Liggio says, “The latest research shows a seven-fold increase since 1995 in the number of drivers killed while under the influence of prescription opioids.”
He answers the question: So, what should you be communicating to your fleet to steer clear of the oncoming danger? Even if you don’t manage a fleet, I urge you to download Driving Dynamics’ free safety bulletin: The Other Driver — 10 Warning Signs.
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