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Update your policies: North Carolina bans texting while driving

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Cell phones, BlackBerries, iPods, iPhones and GPS devices—even laptop computers—all offer important travel information and productive work connectivity for employees on the go. But using those devices while operating a vehicle is also dangerous. They distract drivers from paying attention to the real business at hand behind the wheel: arriving at one’s destination without crashing or causing an accident.

That’s why North Carolina recently passed a law making it unlawful for a person operating a motor vehicle to send text or e-mail messages while the vehicle is in motion. The law becomes effective on Dec.1.

That means now is the time for employers to institute policies telling employees when and where they can use electronic devices while on the road.

Eyes on road, hands on wheel

Thirteen other states (plus the District of Columbia) have banned text messaging and e-mailing while driving. Only a handful of states have...(register to read more)

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