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Con Edison Joins The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Board of Directors

    May 23, 2017 Vienna, VA – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce Consolidated Edison of New York (Con Edison) has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Con Edison’s fleet encompasses diverse functions, in diverse vehicles, in both urban and rural New York environments. The company serves more than Continue Reading…

Global NCAP Fleet Safety Open Day at Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

NETS partners with Global NCAP to host Fleet Safety Open Day at IIHS November 10, 2016 The 2016 Global New Car Assessment Programme’s (NCAP) Annual Meeting was held October 26 -28 at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center (VRC) near Charlottesville, Virginia.  The Annual Meeting featured a Fleet Safety Open Day Continue Reading…

NETS’ 2016 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Conference Concludes with Record Attendance

More than 170 fleet safety professionals came together October 12-13 for the NETS’ STRENGTH in NUMBERS® Benchmark Conference held this year in Orlando, Florida.  The conference convenes each year to review the results of NETS’ annual STRENGTH in NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, as well as to hear about featured road safety case studies, new Continue Reading…

Employers Have Important Role in Reducing Traffic Fatalities and Injuries

NETS’ Drive Safely Work Week™ 2016 Kicks off Today Vienna, Va.— The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today kicked off its 2016 Drive Safely Work Week™ campaign, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the annual safe-driving initiative targeted to employers.  More than 2500 organizations representing approximately 13 million employees are set to take part Continue Reading…

Joseph L. McKillips, CSP, Named New Executive Director of NETS

Vienna, Va.—The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), the public-private partnership dedicated exclusively to reducing traffic crashes both on and off the job, has announced the selection of Joseph McKillips as its new executive director. McKillips will fill the vacancy created by Jack Hanley’s retirement from the role he held since 2008. The selection Continue Reading…

Drive Safely Work Week™ 2016 Toolkit Launched

NETS Says to Drivers: Your Decisions Drive Your Safety Vienna, Va.— The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today launched a free comprehensive online toolkit to help employers plan for Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW).  The October workplace campaign seeks to improve the safety of employees, employee family members and their communities. The campaign Continue Reading…

Dane Bremer named new chairperson of NETS

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the election of Dane Bremer, Director – Corporate Safety & Global Business Continuity for Liberty Mutual, as NETS Board Chairperson for 2016 and 2017. Bremer replaces Joe McKillips, Director, Commercial Program Support for Abbott Laboratories, following a successful two-year term. Continue Reading…

NETS’ free electronic parent-teen driving guide now accompanied by two short introductory videos

Vienna, Va.- The Electronic Novice Driver’s Road Map (eNDRM™), developed by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) in partnership with Liberty Mutual, has assisted thousands of novice drivers in learning to drive. To make the eNDRM easier to use, and with support from the Coca-Cola Company, NETS has created two short videos. The Continue Reading…

Lack of Seat Belt Use Costs U.S. Employers $5 Billion; Drives Up Medical Bills

Employer Program Boosted Seat Belt Use by 30 percent in Pilot Location Vienna, Va.—U.S. employers are collectively spending an extra $5 billion per year on traffic crashes involving employees who did not wear a seat belt while driving or riding as a passenger, whether they were on the job or off.  This is according to Continue Reading…

New Report Shows Traffic Crashes Cost Employers $47.4 Billion In 2013

The new report, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highlights ways businesses can help save lives and money through roadway safety education in the workplace WASHINGTON- Protecting employees from motor vehicles crashes could be a profitable investment for U.S. businesses, according to a new report released today by the Network of Employers for Continue Reading…

NETS Presented with Royal Award for Contributions to Global Road Safety

During a special ceremony on November 17, preceding the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO presented his prestigious international road safety award to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), a global NGO. The award recognized the organization’s contribution to global workplace road safety. Each Continue Reading…

Spectra Energy Presented with the NETS Road Safety Achievement Award

Vienna, Va. – Spectra Energy is the recipient of the inaugural NETS Road Safety Achievement Award.  The award was presented at NETS’ 9th annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Conference in Chicago, Ill., October 14.  Kevin P. Wright, manager, corporate environment, health and safety, accepted the award on behalf of Spectra Energy, one of Continue Reading…

NETS: Off-the-Job Traffic Crashes Pose Significant Costs to Employers

NETS’ Drive Safely Work Week™ campaign kicks off today Vienna, Va. —When many think of the human and financial impact of traffic crashes on the workplace, they think about company car drivers.But the last published report of The Economic Burden of Traffic Crashes on Employers shows that, in crashes resulting in injury, there is a Continue Reading…

Drive Safely Work Week™ 2015 toolkit launched

Vienna, Va.— The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), today launched a free comprehensive online toolkit to help employers plan ahead for Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW), the October workplace campaign that seeks to improve the safety of employees, employee family members and their communities. The toolkit may be downloaded at: www.trafficsafety.org The campaign Continue Reading…

NETS contributes to global road safety with free employer guide available in 21 languages

Vienna, Va. – The NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to ROAD SAFETY™ is now available, free of charge, in 21 languages at www.trafficsafety.org. The Guide was initially launched in English last year as part of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety’s (NETS) mission to assist employers in advancing global road safety. The document is designed to Continue Reading…

Nearly 2/3 of U.S. roadway fatalities impact employers directly

NETS’ Drive Safely Work Week™ campaign kicks off today VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Nearly two-thirds of all people killed on U.S. roadways are members of the nation’s workforce, creating a significant human and economic toll on employers, according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). That is why NETS today kicks off its national Continue Reading…

NETS: Road Safety for All Employees Should be a Key Component of an Employer’s Safety Culture

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to adopt elements of road safety for all employees—not just business drivers— as a core component of the organization’s safety culture. NETS today launched a free comprehensive online tool kit to help initiate or strengthen employee safety Continue Reading…

NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ Launched

For employers with large or small fleets and new, developing or advanced road safety programs Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) announces the publication of NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ (Guide). The publication was produced by a committee of members from NETS’ Board of Directors, drawing from their companies’ Continue Reading…

NETS and Liberty Mutual Insurance to offer free electronic parent-teen driving guide

Vienna, Va. – To help parents coach teens in developing the skills to be safe drivers, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) and Liberty Mutual Insurance have joined forces to release an electronic edition of The Novice Driver’s Road Map: An 8-Step Guide for Parents® (eNDRM). The new guide is available now as a Continue Reading…

Joseph McKillips of Abbott named new chairperson of NETS

Vienna, Va. –  The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the election of Joseph McKillips, Sr. Manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, and Safety for Abbott, as NETS Board Chairperson for 2014 and 2015. McKillips replaces Sandra Lee, Director Worldwide Road Safety for Johnson & Johnson, following a successful two-year Continue Reading…

NETS Kicks off Drive Safely Work Week™, Promoting Integrated Approach to Safe Driving

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) kicked off today its national Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) campaign. More than 2500 organizations representing approximately 13 million employees are poised to take part in the week that promotes safe-driving education and awareness materials for all employees and their families. This year’s campaign is Continue Reading…

NETS expands reach of Drive Safely Work Week™ campaign with Spanish materials

Vienna, VA.  The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today announced the 2013 Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) tool kit is now available in Spanish. The Spanish-language translation was made possible through NETS’ partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nearly 38 million U.S. residents speak Spanish at home, according to the U.S. Continue Reading…

NETS’ Workplace Campaign Features Holistic Approach to Safe Driving

Drive Safely Work Week™ 2013 toolkits available now at no cost at www.trafficsafety.org/drivesafelyworkweek Vienna, Va. — Taking a systematic approach to safe driving that includes the roles of the mind, body and vehicle, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), today launched a free comprehensive online toolkit to help employers improve the safety of employees, employee family members and Continue Reading…

NETS Board Chair Sandra Lee Recipient of AALA Fleet Safety Award

Sandra Lee, director, worldwide road safety for Johnson & Johnson and NETS Board Chair, has been named the recipient of the second annual Road Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA).  The award was presented at the recent Road Safety Conference, sponsored by the publishers of Automotive Fleet and AALA. The Road Continue Reading…

NETS presented road safety Global Leadership Award by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT)

Sobel: Much has been accomplished, but so much more remains to be done. We shall do it in our children’s memory and in their honor. WASHINGTON (May 30, 2013) – Road crashes remain the single greatest killer of Americans traveling abroad, said Rochelle Sobel, president of the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), in Continue Reading…

Shell International Petroleum Company Joins The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Board of Directors

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce Shell International Petroleum Company has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Shell’s global road safety programme focuses on improving the safety of drivers – staff and contractors – and contributing to road safety in the communities where it operates. Shell’s company Continue Reading…

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Supports Pedestrian Safety Week Set for May 6-12, 2013

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Traffic-related fatalities each year exceed 1.2 million worldwide and vulnerable road users—pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists—account for 50% of the total. Traffic-related injuries and fatalities represent the ninth leading cause of death or injury worldwide. Left unchecked, the expected doubling of vehicles globally will make traffic-related deaths and injuries the fifth leading cause by Continue Reading…

NETS Shares 2012 NAFA Safety Leadership Award

Secretary LaHood Heads List of Inaugural NAFA Safety Leadership Award Winners PRINCETON, N.J., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the business world, safe driving can mean fewer accidents, lower insurance premiums, and the use of less fuel, but it also means the protection of a company’s greatest assets – its employees. NAFA Fleet Management Association Continue Reading…

NETS 2012 Fleet Safety Benchmark Survey: Top Performing Fleets Review Cell Phone Records of Drivers Following all Collisions

521,000 vehicles, 9.8 billion miles of travel yield road safety best practices WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) 2012 road safety benchmark study revealed that the safest fleets have written policies restricting the use of mobile devices and check mobile phone records after all collisions, regardless of severity. Traffic crashes remain Continue Reading…

NETS Kicks Off Drive Safely Work Week™, Promoting ‘BACK TO BASICS’ Approach to Safe Driving

Vienna, Va. — The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) launched today its national Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) campaign. The campaign is officially recognized this year from October 1- 5 and promotes safe-driving education and awareness materials for all employees and their families. According to a 2010 CDC report, the annual cost of Continue Reading…

NETS Board Member Named Fleet Executive of the Year

Vienna, Va.— Maggie Cole, Director of Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) for Monsanto and Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) board of directors’ member, was named Fleet Financials magazine’s 2012 Fleet Executive of the Year. Cole is responsible for Monsanto’s Global Vehicle Safety and Global Off-The-Job Safety programs, as well as U.S. Commercial ESH. Continue Reading…

Johnson & Johnson Director of Worldwide Fleet Safety Named Chairperson of NETS Board of Directors

Sandra Lee to lead employer-led road safety organization Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the election of Sandra Lee, Director, Worldwide Road Safety for Johnson & Johnson, as NETS Board Chairperson for 2012 and 2013. Lee replaces Bill Windsor, Associate Vice President for Nationwide Insurance, following Continue Reading…

New Guide From NETS Helps Parents Coach Teen Drivers

Vienna, Va. — The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) says that frequent “ride-alongs” with employee drivers to observe and discuss driving habits is a best practice of leading road safety programs.  That same concept can be applied to parents of teen drivers. To help parents guide teens in developing the skills to be safe, Continue Reading…

NETS kicks off Drive Safely Work Week™, promoting a full-circle approach to combating distracted driving

Vienna, Va. –The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today kicked-off Drive Safely Work Week™, Focus 360°- Getting there safely is everyone’s business. The campaign focuses on distracted driving and includes the roles and responsibilities of passengers, pedestrians and cyclists in preventing distracted driving-related incidents. The 2011 Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) employer tool Continue Reading…

Drive Safely Work Week™ toolkit now available in Spanish

Vienna, VA.  The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today announced the 2011 Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) tool kit is now available in Spanish. The Spanish-language translation was made possible through NETS’ partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) Drive Safely Work Week™ will be nationally recognized October 3-7.  This year’s Continue Reading…

The Coca-Cola Company joins NETS Board of Directors

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce Coca-Cola has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Coca-Cola is committed to promoting road safety not only with its own drivers but within the communities in which it operates. With its large worldwide fleet in over 200 countries, Coca-Cola will Continue Reading…

NETS Supports the Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is one of 50 core members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, representing a wide range of governments, non-profit organizations and private sector companies. They have come together to plan and support the Decade of Action, 2011-2020, an initiative dedicated to global road Continue Reading…

Johnson & Johnson Receives Prestigious Honor, The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

Company’s Outstanding Achievement and Innovation in Road Safety Earns Recognition High Wycombe, United Kingdom (April 7, 2011) – Today HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO awarded Johnson & Johnson the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for the company’s long-standing commitment to road safety. Each year, nearly 1.3 million people are killed on roads Continue Reading…

Drive Safely Work Week™ 2010 reaches 20 million U.S. employees

If you participated in this year’s Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) campaign, you were in good company. DSWW 2010, sponsored by NETS in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, reached nearly 5,000 unique public and private organizations representing more than 20 million U.S. employees, or 12.5% of the total U.S. workforce. The theme of Continue Reading…

Strict Enforcement of Cell Phone Bans Boosts Fleet Safety Performance, According to NETS Study

Study covers 45 leading companies, 400,000 vehicles and 8 billion miles traveled VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new study of company vehicle fleet crash rates reveals the top safety performers are companies with policies enacting a total ban on cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) and that establish strong consequences—including termination—for employees who violate such policies. “The Continue Reading…

Employer Focus on Distracted Driving Building Momentum as 2nd DOT Summit Convenes

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Momentum is building on an important front in the battle against distracted driving – the workplace—according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). NETS, a public-private partnership comprised of leading companies and the federal government, is actively encouraging employers to enact workplace mobile device policies– the primary focus of this year’s Drive Safely Continue Reading…

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety and U.S. Department of Transportation Team to Offer Free On-line Resource to Battle Distracted Driving and Improve Employee Safety

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2010 Contact: Jack Hanley     (314) 680-3293 jhanley@trafficsafety.org Vienna, Va. –The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has partnered with the  U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a free comprehensive tool kit to help companies address distracted driving and improve the driving safety of employees — whether they drive on Continue Reading…

NETS survey of leading employers’ mobile phone policies shows common trend

Vienna, VA— A survey by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) of 24 leading companies that operate fleets shows that 74 percent either have policies in place or are planning to implement policies that ban the use of all mobile devices while driving company vehicles. The rules apply to both hand-held and hands-free Continue Reading…

NETS-sponsored benchmark of 350,000 passenger vehicles, 6.78 billion miles of travel yields best practices in fleet safety

Large road safety study shows there is STRENGTH IN NUMBERS WASHINGTON, D.C. — Traffic crashes are the number one cause of workplace death and injury. Now, a study of 36 leading companies with a combined fleet of 350,000 passenger vehicles that logged nearly seven billion miles in 2008, has yielded best practices of effective road Continue Reading…

Workplace campaign combats distracted driving and promotes eco-friendly driving practices

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety launches interactive, Web-based Drive Safely Work Week™ tool kit McLean, Va. — Regardless of a job title or rank, getting home safely is the most important thing any employee will do all day. Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death and injury in the workplace.  In addition Continue Reading…