In this chapter:
A Decade of Action for Road Safety
The Volvo Group strongly supports the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim 2011–2020 a Decade of Action for Road Safety, which aims to save five million lives over a ten-year period.The Volvo Group strongly supports the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim 2011–2020 a Decade of Action for Road Safety, which aims to save five million lives over a ten-year period.
Road Traffic Safety Management System
The Volvo Group has been active in the development of an international Road Traffic Safety Management System (ISO 39001). This is a voluntary tool, complementary to legislation, and can be used by all organizations that directly or indirectly use roads. The ultimate goal is the elimination of deaths and serious injuries in the road transport system.
Traffic accident research team
Volvo Truck’s Accident Research Team has investigated trucks accidents onsite for 40 years in Sweden – building up a unique bank of knowledge and experience from more than 1,500 accidents. The team focuses its work on understanding causes and consequences of traffic accidents. These experiences combined with the Group’s own research and test programs have given solid insight into the causes of accidents and injuries – and what can be done to prevent them.
European Transport Safety Council
Since 2011 the Volvo Group has supported the European Transport Safety Council’s pan-European project called PIN (Performance Index in road safety). The PIN program was launched in 2006 and is intended to compare and benchmark country performance in road safety. It currently includes all the 27 Member States of the EU as well as Israel, Norway, Republic of Serbia and Switzerland.
Cross-country comparisons are published three times a year in the series of Road Safety PIN Flashes. Once a year, a PIN Report summarizing the findings in key areas studied during that year is launched at an annual PIN Event.
During that event the European Transport Safety Council publicizes the results of the annual report and awards the PIN Award to a high level policymaker responsible for the best performing country’s road safety policy.