Drive Safely Work Week: Fast Facts from NETS

Article Published by Geotab
Author: Owen D’Acres, Customer Support Specialist

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) safety campaign sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Drive Safely Work Week™ aims to improve the safety of employees, their families, and the community by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and off the job.

You can participate by downloading the free tool kit from NETS, which includes:

  • Campaign launch letter
  • Info sheets and PowerPoint presentations
  • Posters, social media images, and web banners.

Promote driver safety in your fleet — Download the kit today.
Put the poster in your workplace and share the images on social media.

Drive Safely Work Week poster NETS
Poster for the DSWW 2016 Campaign

Dane Bremer, Director of Employee Safety & Global Business Continuity, Liberty Mutual, and NETS Board Chair, said “Nearly 1.6 million days are lost from work due to traffic crashes and 90% of those are related to off-the-job crashes. This campaign gives employers a ready-made resource to help keep all of their employees—and their families—safe on the roads.”

The theme of this year’s campaign is Drowsy, Distracted or Focused…Your Decisions Drive Your Safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver behavior contributes to 94% of all traffic crashes, meaning nearly all crashes are preventable. Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) highlights drowsy driving and other important risky driving behaviors and countermeasures.   

Fast Facts About Driver Safety from NETS


NETS cost of crashes
Traffic crashes are costly to employers: $25 billion for on-the-job crashes and $22 billion for off-the-job crashes.

NETS lost work days from on-the-job crashes
Traffic crashes resulted in 155,000 lost work days for on-the-job crashes and 1.5M lost work days due to off-the-job crashes.

NETS the vast majority of crashes are due to human choice or error
94% of traffic crashes are related to human choice or error, according to NHTSA.

More than half of people killed on U.S. roads were someone's employee.
56% of people killed on U.S. roads in 2014 were someone’s employee…

About NETS
Founded in 1989, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is an employer-led public-private partnership dedicated to improving the safety and health of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work, by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and off the job. Learn more