Employees who travel to work by car are putting themselves at greater risk of ending up in an accident, a new report has revealed.
A web poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Drive and Survive found that more than a quarter of commuters have been in a crash on their way to work, and almost a third have had a near miss in the last 12 months.
Nearly every single respondent (98 per cent) claimed they are put at risk by negligent road users, with 40 per cent claiming it happens regularly.
Employers should consider improving the safety of their staff by providing support to better their driving. Some 45 per cent of motorists say this is something they could use.
"Driving to work is a risky business and a bad journey can affect people’s mood at work. It’s in the employer’s best interest to help their staff enjoy a stress-free commute," said IAM head of training Simon Elstow.
He suggests employers use guidance materials, training, company policies and ride to work schemes.