Beall Brewery Insurance reports that work injuries involving transportation incidents remained the most common fatal event in 2020 (the most recent year for which data is available). They accounted for more than 37 percent of work-related deaths.
In 2020 alone, 3,142 people died, and 324,000 sustained injury in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Many of these incidents probably involved cellphones.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. That makes it a great time to remind your team to focus on driving—and nothing else—when behind the wheel.
But safe driving is important every month, not just in April. And a safe driving policy can help your brewery team year-round.
What to Include in Your Brewery’s Safe Driving Policy
- Basic safety rules. These include wearing a seat belt whenever operating a vehicle, never speeding, and never operating a vehicle after drinking alcohol
- Defensive driving tactics
- Ways to avoid distracted driving, such as never texting while driving and avoiding speaking on the phone (even a hands-free phone) while driving,
- Ways to avoid driver fatigue and ensure drivers are rested and alert before getting behind the wheel.
Your brewery’s employees represent your business when they’re out on the road. Driving safely makes your brewery look good—and helps keep everyone safe.
For more than 25 years, Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., has been helping corporations and individuals protect their most important assets. The agency’s client base covers a spectrum of niche businesses, such as craft breweries, that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With offices in California and Indiana, Beall Financial and Insurance Services serves clients nationwide.