CarriersEdge, a provider of online safety and compliance training tools, introduced a course for truck drivers on methods for minimizing distracted driving.
“This is a course fleets and drivers have been asking for, because they know what a growing problem distracted driving is for all motorists,” CarriersEdge co-founder and CEO Jane Jazrawy said in a statement.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said distraction was the cause of about 10% of motor-vehicle fatalities and between 16% and 18% of injuries per year between 2010 and 2016, according to the Markham, Ontario-based company.
The course combines text, images, interactivity and real-world scenarios to help drivers understand the dangers distractions pose. It also gives them practical strategies for minimizing whatever might take their attention away from driving, the company said.