Prince Michael Road Safety Awards - international winners

Prince Michael Road Safety Awards - international winners

HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO is Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety. Since 1987 The Prince’s Awards have given public recognition to those who have improved road safety throughout Britain. Now the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognise outstanding achievement and innovation world-wide.

International awards
The Award scheme is developing outside Britain and similar schemes based on the PMIRSA model have been established in other countries. Where schemes have been endorsed by PMIRSA they use the same evaluation criteria applied by local judging panels. Where a nomination demonstrates an example of 'best practice' which could be applied outside its country of origin it may be considered for an 'International Award'.

Consideration will be given for an international award where a nomination demonstrates an example of safety improvement or best practice designed/implemented in a cross border operation or one that could be easily adapted for use outside its country of origin.

The “Buckle Up!” national campaign to promote seat belt use has received an International Award.
The “Buckle Up!” national campaign to promote seat belt use has received a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. The campaign was a joint project of the General Department of Road Traffic Safety of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RAMI), and the NGO Road Safety Russia.

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The award was presented to Road Safety Russia by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety, at the 17th Annual Award Ceremony in London on 10 December.

Accepting the award, President of Road Safety Russia, Natalia Agre, said that the “Buckle Up!” campaign was part of a broader effort by the General Department of Road Traffic Safety and RAMI to establish a road safety culture. They have been doing a tremendous amount of work for many years now. “In the last eight years, there has been a particular emphasis in Russia on work relating to seat belts, and campaigns like “Buckle Up!” are achieving results: studies show that people have indeed started to buckle up. While in 2006 only 30% of people always used a seatbelt, in 2012 it was 80%,” Ms Agre said.

GRSP Wins International Road Safety Award
In winning this Prince Michael Award, GRSP demonstrated over an extended period how its unique partnership model brings together the multiple voices, experiences, expertise and resources of the private sector, public sector and civil society, with singular purpose, to make transport systems safer. GRSP’s model of building multi-sectorial partnerships that meet the social objectives of communities, create stable social and financial environments, and benefit the long-term interests of the business sector shows innovation rarely seen, and most importantly, delivers sustainable impact at the global, regional, national and local levels.

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Argentina Road Safety Lead Agency wins International Award
This overall project development objectives are to contribute to the reduction of road traffic injuries and fatalities in Argentina through the strengthening of its institutional framework and management capacity for road safety and the reduction of road deaths and injuries in selected pilot corridors.

Dubai receives Royal Award for Mobility and Action Plan
The Dubai Road and Transport Authority has produced a programme that sets out to guide infrastructure and policy improvements as well as increasing walking safety and mobility for Dubai residents and visitors. The five year goal of the plan is to achieve 30% improvement in pedestrian safety and a 20% increase in pedestrian mobility.

Odessa Road Safety Project recognised

Using a road safety demonstration project in Odessa, the Ukraine has shown that saving lives does not have to cost a lot of money.

Financed by the European Union and supported by the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), this project was rolled out between June and November 2011.

Centred around low cost campaigns, each focussed on a single issue, was developed in line with international best practice and was supported with effective enforcement.


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Royal Dutch Shell road safety achievement recognised with Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

At Shell, safety is always the top priority. The business aims for zero fatalities and no incidents that harm people, or put its neighbours or facilities at risk.

In addition to a strict internal road safety regime for its own people and contractors, Shell has committed support for the UN led Global Decade of Action, which aims to save five million lives by 2020, through its community and corporate programmes.

Jamaican Road Safety Council receives Royal Award

Jamaica’s national coordinating body for road safety promotion, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has received a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its contribution to improving road safety in Jamaica. It has seen how effective leadership and a concentrated effort by a dedicated team can make a real difference and save lives.


Russian Federation recognised with 2013 Decade of Action Award

During a high level forum held in St Petersburg, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety, presented the 2013 Decade of Action Award to the Russian Federation. The Award recognises Russia’s leadership in promoting the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Russia hosted the first ever Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in 2009, which set the agenda for the Decade of Action, sponsored the UN General Assembly Resolution establishing the Decade of Action and ensured that road safety was recognised at the Rio+20 sustainable development summit in 2012.


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