Avoiding Distracted Driving When Operating a Limo

Your company limo drivers have a lot on their plates and as a result need to work hard in order to deliver the customer a product they appreciate and will come back for more. The product your company offers customers is great service and a lot of this has to do with the drivers. However, in order to accomplish this your drivers must be sharp at all times and cannot afford to commit costly errors such as allowing themselves to become distracted while driving. Distracted driving may lead to a collision which result in a claim on your livery insurance and will undoubtedly leave customers unhappy.

Distracted driving can come in many forms, and here are the most common to take notice of:

1. Cognitive distraction: Cognitive distractions involve things such as daydreaming or spacing out behind the wheel. Sometimes when we drive, we allow ourselves to get stuck in a trance and being lost in thought is like mentally checking out. In order to be a safe and responsible driver, it’s important to keep your mind sharp on the task at hand.
2. Visual distraction: Whether it’s changing the radio station, adjusting mirrors or digging through the glove compartment it’s important to always keep your eyes on the road at all times. By taking distracting yourself and moving your eyes away from the road, you’re not keeping the customer’s best interest in mind.
3. Auditory distraction: Noises and sounds inside the cab can be a distraction. When your cell phone rings or you’re concentrating too much on the radio, you may lose focus on the road.
4. Biomechanical distractions: In this instance, biomechanical distractions refer to you and the mechanics in your vehicle. Whether you need to turn a knob, press a button or pull a lever, this may distract you while driving. Things such as adjusting the mirrors, adjusting the seat and bringing down the steering wheel should not be done while operating the limo. Do these before you turn the ignition on.

At Wolpert Insurance & Risk Management we make it our goal to help limo companies like yours get the advice they need in order to stay safe on the roads and avoid any limo insurance claims. For more information, contact us today and we’ll be happy to serve you.

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