Drive Safely Work Week 2013 Toolkits Available
The free kits were developed by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is offering a free online toolkit to help employers improve driving performance and safety awareness of employees, employees' family members, and their communities. The 2013 Drive Safely Work Week toolkit was developed by NETS, which is a partnership of private-sector companies and the federal government.
The campaign theme this year is "Gear up for safe driving: Mind, Body, Vehicle." Campaign materials illustrate how maintenance of mind, body, and vehicle are all connected and essential components to being a safe driver. The campaign was developed using the expertise of NETS member companies, representing a fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles driven more than 10 billion miles each year.
"Driving is a physical task that requires mental focus," said Sandra Lee, director of Worldwide Fleet Safety for Johnson & Johnson and chairperson of NETS. "A driver's mind and body, in combination with the vehicle, work together as a system. This year's campaign outlines simple steps that anyone can take to ensure every component of that system is well cared for and that drivers are at their best behind the wheel."
In recent years, an average of 3,500 organizations have participated annually, representing 16.5 million employees per year, according to NETs. The DSWW 2013 toolkit can be downloaded free at www.trafficsafety.org.