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Limit Employees’ Use of Phone While Driving

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Q. The animal care officers who work for us spend 80 percent of their time driving and responding to rescue calls via cell phone. Requiring them to pull off the road while talking on their phones wouldn't work. Is there another way to limit our liability? —D.R., Florida

A. As you've recognized, the best practice is to prohibit employees from using wireless phones while driving. When that's not practical, we suggest adopting a policy that prohibits phone use for nonbusiness purposes while driving. Moreover, the policy should direct employees to exercise care when using a wireless phone. Another option: Provide hands-free sets for the vehicles.

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