Τι είναι η Ε.Υ.ΘΥ.Τ.Α.


Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ- ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΤΗΡΙΟ ΟΔΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ

Εταιρεία Υποστήριξης Θυμάτων Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων είναι ένας Μη Κερδοσκοπικός, Μη Κυβερνητικός Οργανισμός, στο χώρο της Οδικής Ασφάλειας.
Στη Ρόδο λειτουργεί από τον Ιούνιο 2004 , πρωτοβουλία της Προέδρου Καρύδη Ελένης, θύμα τροχαίου ατυχήματος, μετά από τον χαμό του γιου της Δημήτρη 19 χρόνων στις 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2002, πλαισιωμένη από επιστήμονες, θύματα, συγγενείς τροχαίων δυστυχημάτων και ευαισθητοποιημένα άτομα στο θέμα της Οδικής Ασφάλειας.
Είναι μέλος:

-Της Ευρωπαϊκής Ομοσπονδίας Θυμάτων Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων-FEVR (Σύμβουλος του Ο.Η.Ε και του Π.Ο.Υ)
-Υποστηρικτής της Παγκόσμιας Οργάνωσης « MAKE ROADS SAFE »
-Το 2008 υπέγραψε την Ευρωπαϊκή Χάρτα Οδικής Ασφάλειας, για λιγότερα θύματα με την υποστήριξη της Ε.Ε.
-Αρωγό μέλος του Ε.Δ.Ι.ΠΑ.Β (Εθνικό Δίκτυο Πρόληψης Ατυχημάτων , συμπεριλαμβανομένων των τροχαίων)
-Μέλος της Διακομματικής Επιτροπής Δήμου Ρόδου
-Ιδρυτικό μέλος του Πανελλαδικού Συλλόγου
"SOS ΤΡΟΧΑΙΑ ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑΤΑ"
-Υποστηρίζει την Δεκαετία Δράσης 2011-2020 για την Οδική Ασφάλεια
-Συνεργάζεται με φορείς του Δημόσιου του Ιδιωτικού τομέα, με Παγκόσμιους & Ευρωπαϊκούς Φορείς και Οργανισμούς.

Ποιοι είναι οι σκοποί :

+Η υποστήριξη των θυμάτων των Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων από ομάδα συμβούλων ( νομικών, ιατρών, ειδικών εμπειρογνωμόνων, συγκοινωνιολόγων, μηχανολόγων, εκπαιδευτικών, ψυχολόγων, κοινωνικών λειτουργών ).

+Η ανάπτυξη αλληλεγγύης μεταξύ των θυμάτων των Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων( ηθική υποστήριξη ).

+Η οργανωμένη παρέμβαση και η κοινωνική πίεση προς τους φορείς της πολιτείας, για τη βελτίωση της οδικής ασφάλειας και την μείωση των τροχαίων ατυχημάτων.

+Η υποστήριξη η ανάληψη και προώθηση δραστηριοτήτων σε θέματα τα οποία προάγουν την οδική ασφάλεια, την κυκλοφοριακή αγωγή, την έρευνα, την ενημέρωση , την ευαισθητοποίηση των πολιτών των ιδιαίτερα ευάλωτων ηλικιών (μαθητών, ηλικιωμένων).

Ποιο είναι το Δυναμικό της:

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, διαθέτει ένα τεχνοκρατικό πυρήνα από επιστήμονες- μέλη διαφόρων κλάδων ( Υγειονομικούς, Νομικούς, Εκπαιδευτικούς, Μηχανολόγους- Μηχανικούς, Πραγματογνώμονες, Συγκοινωνιολόγους, Οικονομολόγους, Αναλυτές Η/Υ, Ψυχολόγους, Κοινωνικούς Λειτουργούς).

Το δυναμικό της ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, ανταποκρίνεται απόλυτα στις υψηλές απαιτήσεις σοβαρών ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων, με θέμα την Οδική Ασφάλεια, την πρόσληψη και την μείωση των Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων.

Διαθέτει επίσης ένα αξιόλογο επιτελείο έμπειρων επιστημόνων, που της επέτρεψε ως τώρα να πραγματοποιήσει πολλαπλές εκπαιδευτικές- ενημερωτικές δράσεις με στόχο τη βελτίωση της Οδικής Συμπεριφοράς.

Ποιες είναι οι Δραστηριότητές της:

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, συμβάλλει δραστικά στην ενημέρωση των πολιτών για την Οδική Ασφάλεια, την πρόληψη και την μείωση των τροχαίων ατυχημάτων και παρέχει σε μόνιμη βάση Νομική, Ιατρική, Ψυχολογική και Κοινωνική Υποστήριξη σε θύματα και συγγενείς θυμάτων Τροχαίων Ατυχημάτων όταν αυτή ζητηθεί.

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, έχει διοργανώσει εκδηλώσεις ( Ημερίδες, Έκθεση φωτογραφίας , Δράσεις σε ανοικτούς χώρους, Διδασκαλία σε Σχολεία Α/ας και Β/ας Εκπαίδευσης, Σεμινάρια σε κέντρα εκπαίδευσης νεοσυλλέκτων, Ενημερωτικές ομιλίες σε Δήμους της Ρόδου) στο πλαίσιο της ενημέρωσης των πολιτών σε θέματα που προάγουν την Οδική Ασφάλεια και έχει κάνει ουσιαστικές παρεμβάσεις στους φορείς σε θέματα Οδικής Ασφάλειας.

Έχει εκδώσει ενημερωτικά έντυπα με έγκυρη επιστημονική πληροφόρηση σε θέματα Οδικής Ασφάλειας.

Η ΕΥΘΥΤΑ ΡΟΔΟΥ, πιστεύει ότι για την επίτευξη αποτελεσμάτων χρειάζεται δραστηριοποίηση από τους πολίτες, υποστήριξη από τον κρατικό μηχανισμό και αλλαγή της αρνητικής νοοτροπίας στοιχεία που θα μας βοηθήσουν να απαλλαγούμε από την ιδιότητα της Ευρωπαϊκής χώρας με μεγάλο αριθμό Θυμάτων Τροχαίων δυστυχημάτων και με επικίνδυνους δρόμους για ασφαλή οδήγηση.

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European Transport Safety Council welcomes deal on safer EU road rules

ETSC

Press Release

21 February 2019

 
Brussels – Minimum road infrastructure safety standards will be extended to national roads across the EU in a significant boost for road safety, following a provisional deal on new legislation agreed today.

Existing EU rules require governments to carry out regular road safety audits, identify high-risk sites and prioritise safety when building new roads but the legislation currently applies only to major European roads known collectively as the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

A revised version of the rules agreed today would extend these measures to all motorways, all “primary roads” and all non-urban roads that receive EU funding.  ETSC, and other organisations, have been calling for all main urban and rural roads to be covered.  But EU policymakers representing the European Commission, Parliament and Member States did not agree to extend the mandatory rules that far, though countries will still be able to go further if they wish.

According to research for the European Commission, the proposed measures could save 3,200 lives and prevent more than 20,000 serious injuries over the period 2020-2030.

Ellen Townsend, Policy Director of the European Transport Safety Council said:

“This legislation contains the introduction of new procedures that will lead to better road design, better safety management, and more high risk sites being treated.  Ultimately we would like to see this approach applied to every road in the EU – but this deal is nevertheless an important step forward.“

Road authorities will be able to choose some low-risk roads, or roads with little traffic to opt-out of the legislation.  However, those decisions will be subject to oversight from the European Commission, who will also publish a map of roads covered by the rules.

The EU has also agreed that common specifications for road signs and road markings across Europe should be developed.  A high standard of road signs and road markings across Europe could be an important issue for higher levels of automation, when cars increasingly take away control from the driver under certain circumstances.

For the first time, the legislation will also require road management authorities to take into account the safety of vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists when planning and managing road infrastructure.

The informal political deal approved today will now have to be approved officially by both the European Parliament and Member States.

MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote - Press release


ETSC


Press Release

21 February 2019

 
Brussels – A key committee of MEPs has given the green light for a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) welcomes the result of the vote but warns that time is running out for a final deal on the legislation before European Parliamentary elections in May.

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted today to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards initially proposed by the European Commission in May last year. The measures include new crash testing requirements, mandatory installation of driver assistance systems including Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and Emergency Lane Keeping, as well as a new direct vision standard for lorries and buses to enable drivers to have a better view of other road users around their vehicle.

The requirements also include installation of Event Data Recorders, which record critical information on the status of a vehicle in the moments before a collision and, as in the aviation sector, could help crash investigators understand the causes of collisions in order to help prevent them in the future.

Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council, said:

“This legislation represents a major step forward for road safety in Europe, and could save 25,000 lives within fifteen years of coming into force.  But it will only apply to new vehicles.  So it’s incredibly important that a final deal is reached as soon as possible, so cars with these new safety features fitted as standard start driving off production lines sooner rather than later.

“We want to thank MEPs, and in particular Róża Thun - the MEP responsible for the file, for working long and hard to come up with a text that a majority could support.  Final negotiations between the Parliament, Member States and the European Commission should now begin as soon as possible.  Minimum vehicle safety standards in the EU were last updated in 2009, so there is no time to lose.  We urge policymakers to do their utmost to achieve a final agreement before the European Parliamentary elections in May.“ 
 

While today’s vote focused on vehicle safety measures, EU legislators are also meeting today to try and reach a final deal on an accompanying package of infrastructure safety management requirements, which could lead to thousands more lives saved.

In-vehicle technology vital to tackling speeding in Europe

ETSC

Press Release


18 February 2019
 
Brussels – Speeding remains a significant problem in many European countries according to new research published today by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) ahead of an important vote in the European Parliament on Thursday on future mandatory in-vehicle safety technologies.

The researchers looked at the numbers of vehicles found to be driving above the speed limit on different road types in the countries that were able to provide such data.

On urban roads, where 37% of all EU road deaths occur, the researchers found that between 35% and 75% of vehicle speed observations were higher than the legal speed.

On rural non-motorway roads, where 55% of all road deaths in the EU occur, between 9% and 63% of vehicle speed observations were higher than the speed limit.

On motorways, where 8% of all road deaths in the EU occur, between 23% and 59% of observed vehicle speeds were higher than the speed limit.

Speed is a major factor in overall road safety performance.  Excessive and inappropriate speed is accountable for about one third of fatal collisions and is an aggravating factor in most collisions.

While reducing speeding will require a combination of measures including higher levels of enforcement, improved infrastructure and credible speed limits – the authors singled out Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), a driver assistance system available today, as the key in-vehicle safety measure for tackling the problem.   

On 21 February, the European Parliament’s Internal Market (IMCO) Committee will vote on critical new EU vehicle safety standards which include a proposal to make overridable ISA a mandatory technology on all new vehicles from 2022.  It is estimated that this single measure could eventually reduce deaths on European roads by 20%.  The entire package of vehicle safety measures is expected to prevent more than 25,000 deaths between 2022 and 2037, but only if it is adopted in its entirety.

Graziella Jost, Projects Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) said:
“500 people die every week on EU roads, a figure that has refused to budge for several years.  And driving too fast is still the number one killer.  It’s very simple: if we want to bring down the number of road deaths, we have to tackle speed effectively.  Right now, the EU has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a massive difference.  Including overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) on every new vehicle as standard could eventually prevent a fifth of road deaths.  We urge MEPs to back this essential life-saving measure.”

The new report also highlights speed-related measures currently being implemented across EU Member States.  In particular, it noted some progress on reducing speeds on rural roads.  France recently cut the speed limit on rural roads without median barrier from 90km/h to 80km/h.  An initial analysis by the research institute Cerema showed 116 fewer road deaths on rural roads limited to the new 80km/h speed limit compared to the 2013-2017 average on the same roads for the months July to December, the period since the new limit was introduced.  Spain has also announced a shift from 100km/h to 90km/h for its high speed rural road network while Flanders, the northern region of Belgium, also switched from 90km/h to 70km/h in 2017.

Some of the countries with the best safety records in Europe have lower standard speed limits on rural roads. Including Sweden at 70km/h with 27 deaths per million inhabitants. Norway (26), Switzerland (26), Denmark (37) and the Netherlands (37) all set the limit at 80km/h.

The researchers report that a combination of mobile roadside police checks together with automated stationary enforcement, including fixed and average speed or time-over distance cameras, has proved to be an effective tool in addressing speeding.

In general, there appears to be an overall increase in speed offences detected throughout the EU, mainly due to the extension of safety camera networks. Nevertheless, there are big differences between Member States regarding their number of speed cameras.

Out of the 27 countries that could provide data on the number of speeding tickets issued over the period 2010-2017, the figure went up in 18 countries while 9 registered a decrease.

The report can be downloaded from www.etsc.eu/pinflash36

Notes to editors:

What are MEPs voting on this week?
The update to the EU’s General Safety Regulation for motor vehicles was proposed by the European Commission in May 2018, as part of a package of new road safety measures, and includes a number of new mandatory technologies such as Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) and an overridable form of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), to help drivers keep within the speed limit.  The measures also include improvements to passive safety (crash protection) and a new “direct vision” standard for lorries to give drivers better visibility of the road (and other road users) around them.

What is Intelligent Speed Assistance?
ISA uses a speed sign-recognition video camera and/or GPS-linked speed limit data to advise drivers of the current speed limit and automatically limit the speed of the vehicle as needed. ISA systems do not automatically apply the brakes, but simply limit engine power, preventing the vehicle from accelerating past the current speed limit unless overridden by the driver. Vehicles with this kind of ISA system factory fitted are already on sale – helped in part by  Euro NCAP’s decision to reward extra points for vehicles that include ISA. The system is fitted as standard on the new Ford Focus for instance. See: www.etsc.eu/isa

What needs to happen before the proposals become law?
The new law needs to be approved by both the European Parliament and representatives of the 28 EU governments. Negotiations to agree a final legal text, known as trialogues, will likely begin soon based on the outcome of the vote in the Parliament’s IMCO committee.  EU Member States already set out their initial position on the law in an agreement reached in December.  

#LastNightTheEUSavedMyLife
Find out more about ETSC’s campaign for improved vehicle safety standards at www.etsc.eu/lastnight


This report is published as part of the ETSC Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Programme which receives financial support from the German Road Safety Council (DVR), Toyota Motor Europe, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The contents of the report are the sole responsibility of ETSC and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsors.

For more information:
Dudley Curtis
Communications Manager, ETSC
dc@etsc.eu | +32 485 379945

Alliance Newsletter February 2019




#SPEAKUP: FIFTH UN GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK
The Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) will be held 6–12 May 2019 with the theme of leadership and the hashtag #SpeakUp. UNGRSW is a worldwide campaign to involve governments, NGOs, private companies, and individuals in the push for safer roads to save lives. This year's campaign encourages people to take three easy steps:
  1. Assess their journey
  2. Record their demands
  3. Urge decision makers to pledge to act.
See the campaign website and sign up for the campaign HERE. Get ideas for your campaign in the toolkit HERE.
FEDEX ROAD SAFETY AWARDS: NOMINATE YOUR ROAD SAFETY ROLE MODEL
On 12 April 2019, during the Global Meeting, the FedEx Road Safety Awards will be presented to NGOs from among members of the the Alliance who exemplify our values and have demonstrated growth and exceptional dedication to road safety.

This year, Alliance members are invited to nominate their peers for the award. Read more and submit your nomination HERE.
FEDEX EXPRESS AND ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE SAFER CYCLING ADVOCACY PROGRAM
FedEx Express and the Alliance have launched a two-year collaboration aimed at improving safety for vulnerable road users in Balkan cities.

Through the program, Alliance member European Cyclists Federation (ECF) will define safe cycling practices that have proven successful in the central European cities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam. This information will be used to equip Alliance member NGOs in Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia to promote cycling culture and reduce road fatalities. Read more HERE.
VOLUNTARY TARGETS WEBINARS FOR TARGETS TWO, THREE, AND FOUR
Following up our webinar series, NGOs and the Voluntary Targets, the Alliance is releasing a set of webinars on each target to give NGOs, campaigners, and individuals ideas on how they can use them to advocate for safer roads in their countries. This month, we have released two webinars:

•    Target 2: Accede to UN legal instruments. Rebecca Huang, UNECE, takes us through the various core road safety-related legal instruments and their relevance for NGOs.
•    Targets 3 and 4: Recognized standards for new and existing roads. Keith Johnson, Fund for Global Health and the 3-Star Coalition, describes how to advocate for minimum three-star roads; Maatla Otsogile, Society of Road Safety Ambassadors, describes a practical example from Botswana.

Access the webinars HERE. All our previous webinars, including the recent series on Fundraising for Road Safety NGOs, can be found on our website HERE.
 
BRAKE LAUNCHES GLOBAL FLEET CHAMPIONS
This month, Alliance member Brake launched Global Fleet Champions, a campaign focused on at-work road safety. Individuals and organizations, including NGOs, are invited to become fleet champions and take simple actions to advocate with companies and governments for safe and sustainable work vehicles and journeys. The campaign features the Global Fleet Champion Awards celebrating best practices in fleet safety. Big and small companies from around the world can be nominated for awards in five categories. Find out how you can get involved and use the campaign to advocate for road safety HERE.
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT 2018
The Alliance has published its Annual Report 2018. The report is a summary of the Alliance's achievements and activities in 2018 and features a number of member case studies. Read the report HERE.
ALLIANCE WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER
We are delighted to welcome two new members to the Alliance. 
  • Observatorio Criminológico de la Seguridad Vial, Spain
  • Association Les Amis de la Route, Mali
Read more about our new members and the valuable work that they do to promote safer roads and reduce road injuries HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Brake Global Fleet Champions webinar: Post-crash response – crisis management in the event of a fatal or serious road crash. 14:00 (GMT), 26 February 2019. Read more HERE.

Streets for Kids program deadline for applications: 17:00 (EST), 26 February 2019. Read more HERE.

UN Road Safety Strategy Launch: 15:00–16:30 (EST), 28 February 2019, New York, US. Read more HERE.

Engineering Solutions to Implement iRAP Surveys: 4–8 March 2019, Alexandria, VA, US. Read more HERE.

Global Fleet Champions: Essentials of Fleet Safety five-webinar series. First webinar 14:00 (GMT), 19 March 2019. Read more HERE.

Independent Council for Road Safety International (ICoRSI) International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users: 25–26 March 2019, Changsha, China. Read more HERE.

Itinerario Formativo Policía & Educador Vial para la Seguridad Vial Nivel I (Training Pathway Police & Road Safety Educator Level I): 26 March–15 April 2019, online, five sessions comprising 20 teaching hours (in Spanish). Read more HERE.

Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities: 31 March–2 April 2019, Louisville, KY, US. Read more HERE.

Sixth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims: 8–13 April 2019, Chania, Greece. Read more HERE.

Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week: 6–12 May 2019. Read more HERE.

IRF 8th Caribbean Regional Congress: 8–10 May 2019, Georgetown, Guyana. Read more HERE.

Global Fleet Champions Fleet Safety Conference 2019: 22 May 2019, Birmingham, UK. Read more HERE.

1st IRF Regional Conference & Exhibition for Road Safety: 26–28 June 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more HERE.

IRF Global R2T Conference & Exhibition: 19–22 November 2019, Las Vegas, US. Read more HERE.

Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety: 19–20 February 2020, Stockholm, Sweden.
CORRECTION: In the January edition, Global Meeting sponsors should have read: “FedEx, Ford Motor Company Fund, Towards Zero Foundation, The UPS Foundation, and 3M.”
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Brake's Fleet Safety Conference 2019

Fleet Safety Conference 2019

Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Birmingham Conference and Events Centre
 
Our 2019 Fleet Safety Conference is taking place in Birmingham this year on Wednesday 22 May 2019 and I would like to invite you to attend.

Brake’s annual Fleet Safety Conference is the must-attend fleet safety event of the year. Bringing together leaders of the UK fleet industry, the conference enables fleet managers and suppliers to share best practice in managing work related road risk, and provides the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with their peers and industry specialists.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Simply the best – prioritising fleet safety’. Presentations during the day will feature best practice advice and guidance focusing on some of the latest developments within the industry.

This year delegates will have the opportunity to choose from a range of breakout sessions in the afternoon covering areas such as risk management of grey fleet drivers, instilling a road safety culture, procuring the safest vehicles and prioritising mental health.

A full agenda can be viewed here.

There will also be an exhibition alongside the programme – with a range of exhibitors working in different service areas available for you to meet and ask questions throughout the day.

Who should attend?

Representatives of any organisation that employs at-work drivers, including fleet managers, health and safety managers, fleet suppliers, insurers, fleet risk management and driver training providers.

Price:
  • Early bird rate £75 + VAT (until 31 March 2019)
  • £95 + VAT (from April 2019)
For more information and to book your place please visit our website.

Be sure to keep up to date with the latest conference news by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 
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Conferences and events

 

Agenda complete ahead of 2019 Data Analysts’ Conference

Organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with Agilysis, the fourth edition of 'Joining the Dots' will take place in London on 5th March 2019.  Read more...
 
 

PACTS conference: Driving Down Risk – work-related road safety in the gig economy era

The PACTS Spring Conference will take place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE.  Read more...
 
 

8th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress & Exhibition

The 8th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress & Exhibition will take place in Georgetown, Guyana between the 8th-10th May 2019.  Read more...
 

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)

 

New CAV Safety Hub website available

While road safety practitioners are aware of the future development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), there is a poor level of understanding of their likely contribution to improved safety.  Read more...
 
 

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Leading car safety expert Matthew Avery from Thatcham Research demonstrates the rigorous scientific approach that goes into testing AEB systems.  Read more...
 
 

Invitation to comment: Automated vehicle trialling code of practice

The UK Government is seeking views on the 2019 released version of the 'Code of practice:automated vehicle trialling'.   Read more...
 

Self-driving vehicle trials on UK roads by the end of the year

The Government has announced that a process is being developed to support the advanced trials of automated vehicles.  Read more...
 
 

Cars that talk and take decisive action will save lives on our motorways

In late 2019, a technology demonstration which only a few years ago would have been written off as impossible will take place.  Read more...
 

Driving at work

 

FTA’s Van Excellence Awards recognises operators and drivers

The UK’s finest van operators and drivers have been recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at the FTA’s 2018 Van Excellence Honours.  Read more...

International news

 

NETS first ever Regional Satellite Conference

Whether you are responsible for leading an international road safety programme or managing a fleet of vehicles, you know that spreading safe driving messages to drivers in Latin America represents unique challenges.  Read more...
 
 

World Bank Global Road Safety Facility Annual Report

The Global Road Safety Facility of the World Bank plays an essential global role in providing funding, guidance, leadership, and technical support for road safety to low and middle- income countries, partner organizations, academia and NGOs, as well as partnering with the private sector on specific initiatives  Read more...
 

Global Road Safety Week 5th - 12th May 2019

New resources available to support the week.  Read more...

Road Safety Management

 

Course on Road Safety Management

The Course on Road Safety Management will take place in Doha, Qatar between the 19th and the 21st November 2019.  Read more...

UK news

 

Road Safety Since 2010 – Update with 2017 data

David Davies, Chief Executive Director of PACTS comments on its report 'Road Safety Since 2010 - Update with 2017 data'.  Read more...
 

Safer vehicles

 

ISA essential for EU vehicle safety standards

On 21st February, the European Parliament’s Internal Market (IMCO) Committee will vote on critical new EU vehicle safety standards which include a proposal to make overridable ISA a mandatory technology on all new vehicles from 2022.   Read more...
 

UN Regulation on Advanced Emergency Braking Systems for cars to significantly reduce crashes

Some 40 Countries have agreed on a draft United Nations Regulation for Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for cars.   Read more...

Safer drivers

 

Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys:2017.

Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys: 2017 - these reports the statistics on the proportion of drivers observed using mobile phones and wearing seat belts whilst driving in Great Britain.  Read more...
 

Increased autonomy sparks distracted driving warning for business drivers

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.  Read more...
 
 

How to really change driver behaviour with telematics

The combination of telematics data and a behavioural risk profile will give an in-depth understanding of the motives contributing to an individual’s driving style  Read more...
 

Alcohol and drugs

 

UK Drink Drive Casualty Estimates

Provisional estimates for 2017 show that between 240 and 330 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit,  Read more...

Forthcoming events

Young Driver Focus 2019 – 1 May 2019

Global Fleet Champions – a new campaign to prevent crashes and reduce pollution

Manage road risk. Prevent crashes. Reduce pollution.

Welcome to Global Fleet Champions – a new global campaign to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work.

What is Global Fleet Champions?

Global Fleet Champions is a new, not-for-profit, global campaign to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes.
Global Fleet Champions replaces the Brake Professional service but offers all the same benefits and plenty of new features too.
Everyone can be a champion for safe and healthy mobility in fleets. Shout out for safety and sustainability where you work, or campaign for government action.
Global Fleet Champions is free to join.
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Events

Our programme of free and low-cost events is for anyone interested in safe and healthy mobility for fleets.

Awards

Fleet Safety Awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals across the world working to reduce crashes and prevent pollution caused by vehicles driven for work.

Latest news and opinion

Updates from key players in global road safety, including blogs from the World Health Organization's Etienne Krug and Lotte Brondrum from the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. Plus the latest campaign news from Global Fleet Champions.

Fleet service directory

If you're a fleet manager or someone else with responsibility for people who drive for work, use our fleet service directory to browse providers of road risk management services. Some providers may give a discount to fleet champions.
Become a Global Fleet Champion today