Businesses need to urgently tackle the issue of distracted drivers and overhaul their safety at work policies to help stem the tide of avoidable crashes on our roads, says IAM RoadSmart.

The road safety charity has just published a white paper called Driving While Distracted: Challenges and Solutions, which examines the reasons why so many motorists’ minds wander while driving, and what can be done to reverse the trend.

Department for Transport figures show that in 2017 there were 4,639 casualties caused by in-vehicle distractions.

Driver distraction can take four forms, the report says, mental, visual, manual and through sound.

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