Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 42,900 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2021. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts. Employers directly or indirectly bear the cost of these accidents, whether they occur on or off the job.

Accidents have far-reaching financial and psychological effects on employees and their families, as well as their coworkers and employers. Similarly, when USPS employees are involved in motor vehicle accidents, the United States Postal Service absorbs those costs. Employees’ lives and finances are often adversely affected.

To highlight the importance of driving safely, the Postal Service has designated December as “Motor Vehicle Safety Month,” and the theme this year is “Safe Driving is a Priority When Delivering for America.”

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Source: USPS

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