Jason Cannon of Commercial Carriers Journal wrote yesterday that Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of companies united for the advancement of road-safety, released a white paper outlining progress that has been made since 2010 when the U.N. established its “Decade of Action for Road Safety.”
The white paper outlines many best practices companies and individuals can implement to improve road safety. The coalition is working on three main areas: “…1) safer roads, vehicles and systems; 2) safer road users; and 3) advocacy and thought leadership.”
The reason I’m highlighting this here is because many of the statistics Mr. Cannon put in his article are worth repeating and worth further thought.
Did you know:
- Vehicle crashes are the 8th leading cause of death in the world
- Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death among 15-29 year olds
- It is estimated that vehicle crashes cost the world fully 3% of the countries’ aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
- Coalition members’ company vehicles log more than 3 billion miles annually
What can we do – what can you do – to make the roads safer for our families, for our friends, for our customers, for each other?