One of the Britain’s biggest transport company has announced that, it will prohibit its workers to use mobile phones while driving on company business. It is known that the Aberdeen based FirstGroup has a workforce of over 135,000 and the announcement came out on account of a research which suggested that having a conversation while driving affects the performance of the driver. This global announcement was rolled out to make sure the workers are not at any risk while driving.
The decision taken covers all the staff from top to bottom, associated with the company to follow this new rule. It is evident that the train and bus drivers of the company in Britain and North America are prohibited from using any mobile phone or other communicative device while driving from the past two years. But from January 1 this new rule will came into force affecting all the workers.
A study undertaken in this area has found out that those people who use mobile phones or hands free telephone while driving are at greater risk than the person who drives after drinking over the prescribed limit. Talking in mobile or phone disturbs the concentration of the driver resulting to accidents and other fatal incidents.
Hope this announcement will come up as a safety measure and would help the workers to drive safely and properly. It will also help to reduce the chances of accidents, and may result as a bench mark for many other big companies, who will also soon follow these safety measures for their workers.