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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On 30 May 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Diageo, a global leader in the beverage alcohol industry, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) signed a two-year partnership agreement to collaborate to build institutional and individual capacity to reduce traffic death and injuries, and improve road safety globally.
Nearly 40 percent are tempted to dangerously speed around them
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ — A new survey suggests that although most Americans encounter garbage trucks on the road each week, only a third of people slow down near them while nearly 40 percent are actually tempted to speed around them.