He concludes: “This is a timely reminder to issue staff with guidance about when to make or take calls and the message has to be that this should only be done when it is considered safe to do so.”
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Fleet News view
Hands-free phones have become an important business tool. But research has shown that their use while driving is distracting and ultimately dangerous.
In our view, companies should ban their use and educate drivers on the risks of mobile phone use while behind the wheel. All employees should also be briefed to end calls immediately if the person they have phoned is driving.
We’re sympathetic to the view that a ban in isolation could make a business less competitive. That’s why we believe the Government should make it illegal to ensure there is a level playing field. That way, there can be no winners and no losers if this action takes place.