Last updated: 21 February 2022
A major cause of medical evacuations for business travellers.
According to the World Health Organization, road traffic crashes result in the deaths of approximately 1.3 million people around the world each year and leave between 20 and 50 million people with non-fatal injuries. 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*.
- In Europe, it is estimated that 60% of work accidents resulting in death are due to road crashes.
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.
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 INFORMATIONThe 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: