ROAD ACCIDENTS

Last updated: 24 August 2015

A major cause of medical evacuations for business travellers.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.24 million deaths occurred on the world's roads in 2010. Roads are essential to a business traveller's life. It is important to understand the risks, get the facts, and take steps to protect your safety.

 

  • Road accidents are one of the top five causes of medical evacuations led by International SOS*.


Different cultures, laws, customs and infrastructure can make every trip by rad an increases risk. Also, road safety isn't just about being a safer driver. Sometimes, the safest option is not to drive at all. If you don’t know the rules of the road, highway conditions, or local language, you may be better off arranging transportation with a trusted and vetted provider.


Screenshot of Road Safety eLearning

International SOS endeavours to reduce road accidents by educating business travellers and expatriates. Our goal is always to prevent incidents from occurring and to mitigate risks to employees as much as possible.

Educate your travellers before they depart. Travel Risk: Road Safety eLearning teaches travellers how to reduce and respond to road incidents – potentially the most valuable 20 minutes of training they will ever take.

The online course features real-world scenarios and advice from the Global Road Safety Partnership**, a non-profit organisation focused on road safety knowledge and good practice.


FURTHER INFORMATION

The International SOS Foundation and Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) work in collaboration to help mitigate road accidents faced by business travellers and expatriates working abroad. Our eLearning solution was developed through the combined expertise of this partnership. It includes a traveller toolkit with journey management templates, checklists, best practices and links to additional travel information resources.


*2014 International SOS data.

**About the Global Road Safety Partnership:

The non-profit Global Road Safety Partnership, (www.grsproadsafety.org) was formed in 1999 and its members are leading multi- and bi-lateral development agencies, governments, businesses and civil society organisations. Hosted by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the GRSP creates and supports multi-sector road safety partnerships that are actively engaged with front-line road safety good practice in many countries around the world. GRSP is also engaged globally in road safety advocacy programmes and is a recognised expert source of road safety knowledge and good practice.