VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has released a new Drug-Impaired Driving website developed by NETS through a cooperative agreement with NHTSA. The campaign toolkit, geared toward employers, addresses an issue that has not only become a primary concern for traffic safety professionals, but also a major concern for employers.
Drug-impaired driving is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of or impaired by ANY type of drug including illicit substances, and some over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Taking multiple drugs resulting in different drug interactions can also cause impairment.
The campaign toolkit includes a number of valuable concepts and proven solutions to educate employers and prevent drug-impaired driving in the workplace. For maximum impact, the toolkit is organized into 5 essential components comprised of the following core elements: the dangers of drug-impaired driving; prevalence of drug-impaired driving; drug-impaired driving laws in the U.S.; methods of detection; and how to prevent drug-impaired driving in the workplace.
The website and accompanying materials can be accessed at https://drugfreedrivingatwork.org/.
NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership 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 both on and off-the-job.
NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, which provides guidance to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 global initiative. For more information on NETS, visit www.trafficsafety.org.
Joseph McKillips, NETS Executive Director