Chevron wins Prince Michael
International Road Safety Award
Aug 18, 2009 10:44 AM
Chevron Corporation has been awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its work engaging governments and non-profits worldwide to help save lives through improved road safety in countries where the company operates.
The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award is given to companies or organizations for outstanding achievement and innovation in road safety worldwide. The award is sponsored by the UK-based FIA Foundation for the Automobile in Society and managed by RoadSafe, a member of the Global Transport Knowledge Partnership. The award is named after His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Michael of Kent, patron of the FIA Foundation’s Commission for Global Road Safety.
Among the programs honored:
•Arrive Alive—Through this initiative, Chevron has engaged Guatemala, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and El Salvador to work collaboratively toward road safety improvements such as the installation of rumble strips, lane markings and signage, seat belt and pedestrian safety campaigns, and distribution of motorcycle helmets.
•Road Transport Safety Management Plan (Worldwide)— The fuel delivery plan sets a world class example for the management of fleet operations and driver safety. A key component of the plan is the Master Driver Program, which recognizes fuel tank drivers who have driven 20-plus years without an incident.
•Children’s Road Safety Campaign (UK and Ireland)—-Program features a series of books, websites, and videos about Hector, a child on his way to school and all the safety-related behaviors he uses along the way.
•“Stop for Life, Drive Your Behaviors” (Venezuela)—A public awareness campaign aimed to educate drivers about the importance of using seat belts as well as dangers of speeding and drunk driving.
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