Chrysler sets corporate policy on texting while driving

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While it can’t stop those who buy its vehicles from text while driving, Chrysler Group LLC announced yesterday that it has become the first automaker to establish a corporate policy of no texting while driving a company-owned vehicles.

“The company now prohibits texting while driving in order to promote safer driving behaviors and serve as an industry example,” Chrysler said in a statement. “The new policy applies to texting while driving company-owned vehicles and texting with company-provided communication devices while driving personal vehicles.”

“The Chrysler Group values the safety and well-being of employees, customers and communities,” said Nancy Rae, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. “As an automaker, we expect higher driving standards from our work force and business partners as we design products and technology that bring greater levels of safety to our customers and their families.”

The new policy on “texting while driving” will take effect immediately.

– By: Omar Rana