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Work-Related Traffic Accidents, what are the Causes ?

Work-Related Traffic Accidents, what are the Causes ?

In the industrialized world, traffic accidents are one the leading cause of work-related accidental deaths. Many different types of workers drive as part of their work, and having to be on the road puts these workers at risk. Despite this, relatively few studies have looked at the characteristics and risk factors of work-related traffic accidents.


What are the main causes of work-related road collisions?

Distraction - Speed - Weather - Running a red light - Obstacle - fatigue - mechanical problem - impairement

Want to know more?  Download the Research Report Work-related traffic accidents in Québec, 2000 to 2008: characteristics and classification