Nominations are still being sought for the 2020 Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards – ahead of the deadline at the end of this month.
Established by HRH Prince Michael of Kent in 1987, each year the ‘most outstanding’ international road safety initiatives receive public recognition through the scheme.
The awards are presented in five main categories based on the five pillars of the Global Plan for a Decade of Action: road safety management, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer road users and post-crash response.
Typically the winners are invited to the awards’ luncheon held at The Savoy in London – where Prince Michael announces his Premier Award winner.
In 2019, FIRE AID – a UK-based organisation which aims to improve post-crash response across the globe – picked up the top accolade (pictured), recognising it as a ‘practical and cost-effective way’ to improve post-crash response.
While this year’s luncheon will not take place – as a result the Covid-19 pandemic – it is hoped that video calls can be arranged so that Prince Michael can personally congratulate the winners.
Nominations for 2020 are invited from road safety teams, government departments, private sector organisations/businesses, and should be submitted by 31 August.
Entries should comprise a maximum of 1,500 words, with judging based on the following criteria: well researched, innovation, achievement, evaluation, commitment, replicability and sustainability.
More information – including a set of nomination guidelines and details of previous winners – can be found on the Prince Michael Awards website.