Cell Phone - Handheld Device
In order to promote driver safety and to comply with relevant state laws, BB Landscaping has adopted this Policy regarding the use of cell phones and similar devices while driving.
This policy about cell phone use applies to any device that makes or receives phone calls, leaves messages, sends text messages, surfs the Internet, or downloads and allows for the reading of and responding to email and/or other similar activity whether the device is company-supplied or personally owned.
This policy about cell phone use applies while driving Company owned or supplied vehicles at all times or while driving personal vehicles for Company business.
BB Landscaping permits the use of cellular phones while driving only when using a hands-free accessory unless such usage is prohibited by applicable law, or when the vehicle is safely parked out of the lane of traffic. Use of any hand held communication device, including cell phones, visual devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), pagers, and other visual-based wireless devices inconsistent with this policy is strictly forbidden. Drivers are required at all times to know and observe all federal, state, and local motor vehicle laws and regulations with respect to the operation of Company vehicles, rental vehicles or personal vehicles while on Company business.
VI DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Violation of this Policy or any state law related to cell phone and/or the use of handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle while in a Company owned or supplied vehicle or while using a personal vehicle on Company business may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.