Last updated: 15 May 2017
A major cause of medical evacuations for business travellers
According to the World Health Organization, about 1.25 million people die each year on the world's roads and between 20 and 50 million people sustain non-fatal injuries. You use roads whenever you travel. It is important to understand the risks, get the facts, and take steps to protect your safety.
- Road accidents are one of the top five causes of medical evacuations led by International SOS*.
- In Europe, it is estimated that 60% of work accidents resulting in death, are due to road crashes.
Different cultures, laws, customs and infrastructures can make every trip on the road a risk. Also, road safety isn't just about being a safer driver. Sometimes, the safest option is not to drive at all. If you don’t know the rules of the road, highway conditions, or local language, you may be better off arranging transportation with a trusted and vetted provider.
International SOS endeavours to reduce road accidents by educating business travellers and expatriates. Our goal is always to prevent incidents from occurring and to mitigate risks to employees as much as possible.
Educate your travellers before they depart. Travel Risk: Road Safety eLearning teaches travellers how to reduce and respond to road incidents – potentially the most valuable 20 minutes of training they will ever take.
The online course features real-world scenarios and advice from the Global Road Safety Partnership, a non-profit organisation focused on road safety knowledge and good practice.
FURTHER INFORMATIONThe International SOS Foundation and Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) work in collaboration to reduce the likelihood that your travellers and expatriates will be affected by road accidents, and manage the consequences efficiently/effectively if they are faced by business travellers and expatriates working abroad. Our eLearning solution was developed through the combined expertise of this partnership. It includes a traveller toolkit with journey management templates, checklists, best practices and links to additional travel information resources.
*2014 International SOS data.