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Welcome to the Global Road Safety Partnership newsletter, which highlights a few of our recent achievements as we close the year 2011!

Dear road safety friends,


Welcome to the final edition of our newsletter for 2011. We are pleased to share with you some of the recent highlights that our worldwide team has achieved in the past few months, and we welcome any questions or feedback you may have.
 
With the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011 has been an exciting year of growth in the global road safety movement, and we are proud to have played our part.
 
All of us in the Global Road Safety Partnership team would like to wish you all the best over this holiday season, and please keep safe on the roads wherever you are!

Kind regards,
Andrew Pearce,
Chief Executive, Global Road Safety Partnership

Nestlé welcomed as a new partner

The Global Road Safety Partnership is proud to welcome Nestlé as a new partner. Present in more than 80 countries around the world, Nestlé maintains a key focus on responsible nutrition and promoting health and wellness - and road safety clearly plays a strong role in it for their staff, as Nestlé operates large vehicle fleets. "At Nestlé we believe one accident is one too many”, explains Andrew Bradley, head of Group Risk Services. “Our global, safe-driving programme aims to reduce road crash and injury in the regions where we operate around the world. We are delighted to be joining the Global Road Safety Partnership. We feel it will help in sharing best practice and will make a significant contribution to the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety."

GRSP MENA: ending 2011 with a new start 

By Thalia Rahme
The year 2011 is ending with a new start for the Global Road Safety Partnership team in the Middle East and North Africa region. The team recently began collaborating with a new partner, the European Union (through the European Commission), within the framework of a new project entitled “EuroMed Transport – Support to the MENA Road Safety Programme". GRSP MENA has also added several new, young members to help implement initiatives in the region. Read more

GRSP builds road safety capacity  

From Viet Nam to Russia and India, the Global Road Safety Partnership, through the Bloomberg Philanthropies sponsored project, Road Safety in 10 Countries (RS-10), has been actively building best practices in the management of road safety risk factors in recent months. Whether efforts focus on speed enforcement or the prevention of drink-driving, helmet wearing or use of seat belts, the high level of participation in workshops and concrete actions arising from them reflect a success not only in increasing knowledge and awareness, but they have also motivated evidence-based best practices of road safety to be implemented around the globe. Read more.

Addressing risk factors in Nigeria

Shell Nigeria recently sponsored a risk factor management workshop that was facilitated by the Global Road Safety Partnership. The two-day workshop in Port Harcourt was attended by 100 traffic law enforcement officials from the Rivers State senior government, and addressed seatbelt wearing, speeding and distracted driving. Delegates participated in lively, interactive discussions, and the workshop ended with the various teams presenting recommendations on the improvement of law enforcement related to the addressed risk factors. For more information please contact Pieter Venter, GRSP Regional Coordinator for Africa: pieter.venter@ifrc.org 

Making a "safe start in a journey of life"

In November, a campaign titled “First car seat - safe start in a journey of life” was launched in Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. The campaign was initiated by Raben-Group and the Global Road Safety Partnership, and is currently supported by several organisations including Sesame Workshop, a partner of GRSP. Local divisions of the Global Road Safety Partnership including GRSP Hungary, GRSP Poland and the Ukrainian Road Safety Association (URSA) are implementing national campaigns in their respective countries. Read more and visit the campaign website.

GRSP recognises world-renowned road safety activist 

When Moira Winslow’s daughter, son and two grandchildren were tragically killed in a car crash in 1985, Moira took a positive step forward by creating Drive Alive, a road safety awareness organization. At the end of November 2011, Moira relocated to the United Kingdom in order to live with her daughter and family. The Global Road Safety Partnership expresses its gratitude to Moira for her dedication and support. Read more

Resources 

The Global Road Safety Partnership has developed various tools to help you create a culture of road safety. Please click on the links below to access the documents or email us at grsp@ifrc.org 
Our mailing address:
P.O. Box 372, 17 Chemin des Crêts
CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland
tel: (41 22) 730 4249 / fax: (41 22) 733 039
grsp@ifrc.org 
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