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Shared Sense of Urgency With Safe Kids Leads to Inclusion in Congressional Record

by Tim Wertner, SVP, FedEx Express Operations
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Did you know that unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children in the United States, and that, around the world, nearly one million children die of injuries each year, with countless others experiencing disabling injuries? Without question, it’s a cause that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency.

It was my great pleasure last week to deliver awards luncheon remarks at the Safe Kids Child Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon) in Washington, DC. I addressed the importance of having a sense of urgency about one’s work.

Hot Tips for Keeping Our Communities – Especially Children – Safe

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Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, which means school is out and more kids are playing outside in their neighborhoods. We know our big blue trucks and our drivers have many young fans along their routes, so it’s especially important to keep everyone safe around our collection vehicles during this time of year

The Road to Safety

As the world’s population grows and cities swell, traffic can become deadly. How can we make the world’s roads safer?
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation

Gridlock. Congestion. The cacophony of honking horns. As many city dwellers know, the benefits of living in a metropolis come with the stress of heavy traffic. But it’s more than just a daily grind.

As migration from rural areas increases, crowded cities, especially low-income areas, face higher rates of road traffic injury and death. The statistics are staggering.

Road Safety Matters: FedEx Publishes 2019 Report

New report highlights global work with road safety NGOs
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FedEx publishes new 2019 report: Road Safety Matters. Take a look and be inspired by initiatives helping road safety NGOs save lives and prevent injuries worldwide. Join us in helping make all of our journeys safer by following the road safety tips we share in the report.

Film Festival Features FedEx Cares 3-min Video

Eye-opening video shows FedEx reaching kids and communities worldwide
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The FedEx Global Citizenship department has entered a 3-minute FedEx Cares video for judging in an International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Film Festival. The video features how FedEx helps save lives and prevent injuries around the world.

An Inside Look at How and Why FedEx Works with Road Safety NGOs Around the World

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There are millions of charitable nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) around the world addressing untold numbers of critical issues that keep communities from flourishing. So, why did FedEx designate one of its five philanthropic focus areas to be centered on road safety?

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 million people are killed on the world’s roads every year, and as many as another 50 million are injured. In addition to the heavy toll of human suffering, the cost of road traffic crashes may add up to as much as 3-5 percent of a country’s GDP.

Learn How General Motors is Putting Safety at the Core of Autonomous Vehicle Development

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Imagine a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. General Motors’ self-driving vehicle technology aims at making zero a reality. The fourth-generation Cruise AV is the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.

FedEx Helps Save Lives Through Strategic Collaborations

Knowledge Sharing Benefits the World’s Megacities
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THE MOBILIZER  

Saúl Alveano, World Resources Institute 

Mexico City is home to almost 22 million people— a bustling metropolis with record traffic congestion. Saúl Alveano, a civil engineer with the nonprofit World Resources Institute (WRI), describes how FedEx has helped transform daily commuting in his home city.

FedEx Road Safety Training Leads to National Seat Belt Law in Tunisia

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27 April 2017 is a significant day for road safety in Tunisia: seat belts became mandatory for all drivers and front seat passengers. Next year, the law will be extended to back seat passengers. Previously, seat belts were only required on rural highways and most people did not wear them in urban areas.

Diageo Announces Development of Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Experience in Ongoing Fight Against Drunk Driving

Industry-First Initiative Simulates Being a Passenger in a Drunk Driving Crash As Part of Beverage Alcohol Leader’s Continued Efforts to Promote Responsible Drinking
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NORWALK, Conn., June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, today announced plans to roll out a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual reality (VR) technology that will allow consumers of legal drinking age to experience the many pitfalls associated with irresponsible drinking.  The effort, which will launch with a VR experience focused on the effects of drunk driving, is Diageo’s latest innovative approach to educate consumers about the importance of responsible decision-making when drinking.  It is also an example of how the company is seeking new partners and in

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