Traffic accidents are the top cause of work-related death, and the Minnesota Network of Employers for Trafic Safety is urging all employers to observe the national campaign Drive Safely Work Week between Oct. 1 and 5.

"Employers can make a difference," says Lisa Kons, coordinator of Minnesota NETS. "Whether people drive for work or simply to and from their jobs, it's important for organizations to make safe driving a top priority."

Kons also notes that 40 percent of lost work hours are due to traffic-related injuries, and motor vehicle crashes cost U.S. employers $60 billion each year. The Drive Safely Work Week campaign, which is organized by NETS, is focused on fundamental skills that contribute to being a safe driver.

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