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IAM and TfL included in 2015 ETSC PRAISE awards winners

As part of the PRAISE project to promote better practice in work-related road safety, the ETSC presents annual awards in recognition of organisations that have made an outstanding commitment in this area.


This year’s winners are:

Large company award: OMV Petrom, Romania

Sector: Oil and gas

Programme highlights:

  • Integrated vehicle monitoring system covers 10,000 drivers;
  • Road safety requirements for contractors;
  • No road related deaths or serious injuries in last three years.


Public authority award: Transport for London, United Kingdom

Sector: Public transport

Programme highlights:

  • Risk assessment of all 3,820 drivers;
  • All collisions, incidents and near misses reported and investigated;
  • Improvements driven through supply chain thanks to construction logistics and freight operator recognition schemes.


Small and medium-sized enterprise award: Institute of Advanced Motorists, UK

Sector: Charity

Programme highlights:

  • Online and on-road risk assessment of all staff driving on work business;
  • Annual targets to reduce total mileage and number of collisions;
  • Company car scheme requires Euro NCAP five-star rating; random inspection of vehicles.


Highly Commended: AstraZeneca

Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Programme highlights:

  • Clear safety performance targets;
  • Regular driver safety campaigns;
  • On-board in-vehicle telemetry systems for high-risk drivers.


Highly Commended: Police Luxembourg

Sector: Policing

Programme highlights:

  • Clear risk assessment of employees;
  • Mandatory advanced road safety training for special units;
  • Vehicles equipped with accident data recorders.


Winners will be honoured at a conference and award ceremony to be held in Brussels today (Tuesday 20 October).

Antonio Avenoso, executive director of ETSC, said: “Road safety is everyone’s business. But organisations, large and small, have a pivotal role to play by putting road safety considerations at the heart of their operations. The companies and organisations we are recognising today are driving the change with initiatives that reduce collisions, prevent injuries and also help the bottom line.”     

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.