Fostering truck driver safety in India at the core of IRU-IRF collaboration

Date

06 Dec 2013

Sections

Trade & Industry
Transport

Press release

In a unique collaboration between the road infrastructure and transport operator industries, the International Road Federation (IRF) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) are teaming up to address truck driver safety in India.

New Delhi - At the occasion of the 67th meeting of UNECE Working Party 1 on Road Traffic Safety on 4-6 December in New Delhi, IRU and IRF will jointly launch the dissemination of informative safety cards in Hindi. These cards provide tips and guidelines for truck drivers to ensure a safe and comfortable journey, explain the risks of using mobile phones while driving and outline how to respond in accident or emergency situations to save lives.

“We are very pleased to support driver education for enhanced driver safety in India with a very practical contribution through the driver safety cards. It gives a very tangible shape to our commitments to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety,” according to Kiran K. Kapila, Chairman of the IRF.

“For true road transport professionals, every road accident is one too many. Effectively improving road safety requires professional drivers to be constantly aware of risks and best practices, as well as high quality training. This is what the IRU is pursuing through IRU Academy Training Programmes and our safety cards for drivers. We are very pleased to team up with IRF to effectively and broadly disseminate such initiatives”, said IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto.  

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About the IRU

Founded in Geneva in 1948, the IRU is the world road transport organisation, which upholds the interests of bus, coach, taxi and truck operators to ensure economic growth and prosperity via the sustainable mobility of people and goods by road worldwide.  A global industry federation of national Member Associations and Associate Members in 75 countries on the 5 continents, the IRU works towards achieving the twin goals of sustainable development and facilitation of the road transport industry worldwide

 

About the IRF

Established in 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road infrastructure sector worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations and policy & advocacy.  As a not-for-profit organisation, based in Switzerland, IRF provides a neutral and global platform for the entire road infrastructure sector. For more information, please contact:

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