Sunoco Proves a Corporate Cell Phone Ban Is Good For Business
A corporate ban on cell phone use works for Sunoco according to a recent Zoomsafer blog post.
Many people are familiar with Sunoco as being the official fuel supplier for NASCAR, but they are also a safety leader.
According to the company’’s 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, Sunoco has had its “Restricted Use of Wireless Devices” policy in place since 2006 – meaning for the past six years, the company has prohibited its employees from using any wireless device while driving on-the-job. What spurred this action? A very pro-active vice president who saw a TV program on distracted driving one weekend and the following Monday ordered that a policy to get rid of cell phones be created and implemented.
While there was some initial opposition from company employees who spend a great deal of deal on the road, Sunoco held strong that a fully prohibitive policy was best. Sunoco explains it policy as “While you’’re driving, you’re a driver, and all your attention needs to be on that aspect of your job.”
According to distraction lawyer Todd Clement, Sunoco’s firm action proves that a corporate cell phone driving ban works and is both the prudent and responsible thing to do.