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Waste Fleet Safety:

Reducing Driver Distractions

Every day more than 150,000 drivers across the country take to the streets in specialized trucks to collect waste and recycling materials. These drivers and trucks travel through cities, communities and neighborhoods to collect our garbage and complete their routes as quickly and efficiently as possible. Making sure they do so safely is everyone’s number one priority.

Safe driving is largely dependent on limiting driver distractions.

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) indicate that 3,092 people were killed and over 400,000 injured because of distracted driving in 2010. Nearly 20 percent of all injury crashes in 2010 were reported as distraction-affected crashes (U.S. DOT 2012).

It stands to reason that reducing driver distractions is essential for all waste fleet safety programs

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