Keep your eyes on the road – Auto Fleet Risks

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Keep your eyes on the road – Auto Fleet Risks

According to the annual Governors Highway Safety Association Spotlight on Highway Safety Report, there will be a 10% year-to-year increase in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. This comes on the heels of a 19% increase from 2009 to 2014, a period in which total traffic deaths decreased by about 4%.

Economic conditions, demographics, weather conditions, fuel prices, the amount of motor vehicle travel, and the amount of time people spend walking are among the reasons given for the increase.  The growing use of cell phones while walking can also be a significant source of distraction for pedestrians.  Add ongoing distracted driving patterns to the list of causes.

Where should you be most careful? California, Florida, Texas and New York accounted for 42% of all pedestrian deaths, while Arizona, Delaware, and Florida had the highest rates of pedestrian deaths per resident population.  Good news for Pennsylvania pedestrians (and drivers), though:  deaths will decrease 19% based on projections.

If your company has a fleet of vehicles or if employees use their own vehicles while on company business, share this information with them before they get behind the wheel. Otherwise, your company could be at risk of significant liability in the case of an accident involving a pedestrian.

Contact your trusted, knowledgeable KMRD Partners relationship manager to review your organization’s insurance coverage before one minute from normal strikes.  

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KMRD reduces the overall cost of risk by producing a greater value for each commercial insurance dollar spent, while utilizing an enterprise risk management approach to engineer the optimal solution.

We are dedicated to the mitigation of risk, safety and loss control and claims advocacy, while helping firms recover from unplanned events that wait on the other side of one minute from normal.

To identify and correct coverage and service gaps in your insurance coverage contact us at before one minute from normal strikes.

Need to deliver better risk management results for your company? Schedule a brief demo of our unique collaborative risk management system, KMRD XChange.

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