Road safety is a real concern faced by members of the humanitarian community, as travelling in a vehicle is considered to be the most dangerous activity faced by field workers today. More than 25% of all deaths suffered by aid workers are a result of accidental causes, of which the vast majority is vehicle-related.
The Fleet Safety Project consists of three primary components: a Fleet Safety toolkit, consisting of tools, training material and a business case; a pilot study test case that proves the Fleet Safety toolkit; and a communication strategy to disseminate the Fleet Safety message.
The Fleet Forum launched the first implementation of its Fleet Safety Project in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 November 2007. The Kenya Implementation phase of this global road safety project will train more than 1500 staff from 6 agencies - Oxfam, World Vision International, Goal, ADRA, UN World Food Programme and Care International.
For more information on the Fleet Safety Project, go to www.fleetforum.org