Series of Prince Michael Awards announced

13.01 | 26 April 2011 |

A number of organisations have recently received Prince Michael Awards in recognition of their efforts to improve road safety (RoadSafe).

Johnson & Johnson (pictured) received an award for achieving significant reductions in fleet crashes and injury rates through its global SAFE Fleet programme. Since the programme’s introduction in 1994, Johnson & Johnson’s crashes per million miles driven rate has decreased by 37%.

The Safe Kids Walk This Way programme, rolled out globally by Safe Kids Worldwide and commercially supported by FedEx, also received a Prince Michael Award. In presenting the award Prince Michael said: “The ‘Safe Kids Walk This Way’ program is already proving to be an important contribution to making roads safer in the developing world.

“I congratulate FedEx for its substantial support for the programme through an investment worth millions of dollars. It is an outstanding example of how major corporations can make a real contribution to saving lives.”

The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN) has also collected an award. RTIRN comprises a partnership of almost 500 individuals and institutions from 62 countries that collaborate to research the impact and causes of road traffic injuries in low and middle-income countries, and to identify appropriate interventions.

In the past decade, RTIRN has developed strategic activities to contribute significantly for both capacity development and research promotion in the field of road traffic injuries. RTIRN has trained more than 750 individuals, given out more than 27 grants and directly helped more than a dozen institutions.

The automotive industry has received an award for its collective contribution to road safety over the last 20 years. Since 1989, the number of people killed on the UK’s has roads has fallen significantly, with car occupant deaths falling by 56%.

Click here for more information about all of the recent Prince Michael Awards.


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