Disney Takes on Distracted Driving

A memo highlighting a new safety policy for employees of the Walt Disney Company was leaked to Deadline Hollywood this week. In it, Disney lays out restrictions on use of cell phones or other mobile devices while driving an official Disney vehicle at any time or a personal vehicle on company time. Employees will be subject to discipline up to termination if they’re caught sending an email or text on their mobile device while driving during company hours or on a company vehicle.

30 states have similar restrictions on the books, but Disney is one of the few companies to include this rule. What do you think? Is it a good move for Disney or just them covering their asses should some tragedy happen?

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