NETS' Workplace Campaign Features Holistic Approach to Safe Driving

  NETS' Workplace Campaign Features Holistic Approach to Safe Driving

       Drive Safely Work Week 2013 toolkits available at no cost now at
               http://www.trafficsafety.org/drivesafelyworkweek

Business Wire

VIENNA, Va. -- August 8, 2013

Taking a systematic approach to safe driving that includes the roles of the
mind, body and vehicle, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS),
today launched a free comprehensive online toolkit to help employers improve
the safety of employees, employee family members and their communities.

The 2013 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) toolkit was developed by NETS, 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. Actionable
steps are provided to help drivers be at their best behind the wheel.

The campaign was developed using the expertise of NETS’ member companies,
collectively representing a fleet of more than half a million vehicles that
travel in excess of 10 billion miles globally 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.”

The DSWW campaign focuses on the importance of issues that include:

  *Regular vision screening;
  *Being well-rested and properly fueled;
  *Keeping your vehicle healthy through preventative maintenance; and
  *Getting the right fit to your vehicle for maximized field of vision and
    sustained energy.

The free DSWW toolkit provides easy-to-use Web-based resources, including
facts and tips on each of the issue areas, downloadable graphics, and
activities tailored for each day of the campaign week.

About DSWW

Drive Safely Work Week is observed annually during the first week of October.
However, the materials are not dated and may be used anytime throughout the
year. Over the past three years, an average of 3500 organizations have
participated annually, representing 16.5 million employees per year. The DSWW
2013 toolkit can be downloaded at no cost via the NETS Website at
www.trafficsafety.org.

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c) 3 organization, a partnership between the U.S. Federal
government and the private sector. Board members include Abbott, AmeriFleet
Transportation, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Coca-Cola Company,
Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Monsanto Company,
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Group, Shell International Petroleum Company and
UPS. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health serve as federal
liaisons to the board of directors. Established in 1989, NETS is dedicated to
improving the safety of employees, their families, and members of the
communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that
occur on-and-off the job. NETS has sponsored DSWW annually since 1996. For
more information on NETS, visit www.trafficsafety.org or contact
jhanley@trafficsafety.org.

Contact:

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
Jack Hanley, 314-680-3293
jhanley@trafficsafety.org
 
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