This is part of the Driver-Related Practices from the IOGP Land Transportation Safety Recommended Practice documented in their Report 365. This page only summarises the guidance – refer to the IOGP report and/or IOGP website for further information.
Do not use your phone or operate devices while driving.
- Using your phone while driving is a distraction and increases the risk of losing control of your vehicle.
- Drivers do not operate a vehicle when using a mobile phone or while being distracted from the task of driving.
- Apply the IOGP Life-Saving Rule for Driving: “I do not use phones or operate devices while driving”.
- Focus their attention on driving and avoid being distracted by other tasks or activities.
- Do not use a mobile phone or pager, send or read a text message, or use a hands-free mobile phone device, or two-way radio while operating a vehicle.
- Find a safe place to pull over if it is necessary to perform a non-driving task that could lead to a distraction such as adjusting a satellite navigation device.
- Use any in-vehicle technology (vehicle dashboard) sensibly, to avoid distraction.
- Intervene if a driver is using a mobile phone or is otherwise distracted while operating a moving vehicle.
Supervisors, Managers, Leaders:
- Ensure all drivers are aware of the policies and rules regarding mobile phones and distracted driving.
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