Recent litigation and verdicts reveal significant risks for commercial fleets

BURNABY, B.C. – Aegis Mobility, the leading provider of innovative solutions to promote safe and legal use of mobile devices while driving, released today the second edition of its white paper entitled, Employee Distracted Driving: Understanding Your Business Risk and Liability.

Originally published in 2010, this new version of the paper was developed in collaboration with a national law firm specialized in defending corporate clients in complex litigation matters. The release of the paper coincides with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and offers a fresh examination of a broad range of distracted driving issues including:

  • Scientific research and statistics
  • Changing regulatory and legislative environments
  • Recent litigation and verdicts
  • Industry standards and best practices for risk management
  • Solutions to promote compliance with documented policy

“The simple truth is that when employees crash while using a mobile device, employers are faced with significant risk and liability,” said Matt Howard, Chief Marketing Officer at Aegis Mobility. “In today’s hyper-connected world, companies must understand the full landscape of issues in order to make sound decisions about the use of mobile devices while employees are driving on the job.”

The paper is available for free download by visiting

About Aegis Mobility

The leading provider of patented software to help prevent work place distracted driving. Our flagship product, FleetSafer enables commercial fleet operators to reduce crashes and minimize risk by promoting responsible and compliant use of mobile devices while employees are driving on the job. FleetSafer is available on BlackBerry® and Android™ smartphones and tablets and on Kyocera feature phones with Sprint® Direct Connect®.