- About EASST
EASST in partnership with Cranfield University and IRU Academy is pleased to offer an online course aimed at improving knowledge and skills in managing road safety at work via the EASST Academy. Designed for companies and individuals, the course is focused on the link between driver behaviour and crash involvement, highlighting the role of a fleet manager in raising awareness and importance of setting up and communicating road safety policy across the company.
The FIA Foundation and UNICEF's Rights of Way report examines the impact of road traffic injury on families living in poverty in low and middle income countries. Road traffic injury is a global public health crisis and a leading contributor to the cycle of poverty in many of the world's most deprived areas.
In the UK, motorists caught committing an offence can, if certain criteria are met, be diverted from prosecution and given the opportunity to attend a behaviour change course: the National Speed Awareness Course. The organisation responsible for developing, licensing and maintaining the quality of these courses is NDORS – the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme. NDORS agreed to support EASST in developing and delivering a pilot Speed Awareness Course in Moldova. This was the first time that NDORS has approved delivery of its courses outside the UK.
Disability and road risk are closely interlinked. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every year 20 to 50 million people are injured and 1.24 million are killed on the world’s roads. Road crashes are the primary cause of head injuries, and an estimated 30% of those injured on the roads remain permanently disabled.
The World Health Organisation has published its Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 in the run-up to the 2nd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety taking place in Brasilia in November 2015.
Ten Strategies for Keeping Children Safe on the Road is a report from the World Health Organization highlighting ten key recommendations for policies to reduce child road traffic injury.
The Global Road Safety Partnership and International SOS Foundation have teamed up to produce a Pocket Guide for Business Travellers.