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Global NCAP Fleet Safety Guide & Safer Car Purchasing PolicyGlobal NCAP has published new guidelines for organisations operating vehicle fleets, recommending that they only buy ‘five star’ cars. The guidelines advise fleet purchasers to select vehicles that have been rated by New Car Assessment Programmes (NCAPs) with the much coveted ‘five star’ safety rating. Global NCAP also recommends that fleet managers confirm that the cars they purchase meet the most important minimum United Nations vehicle safety standards.”

You can read more about the guidelines here.

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“Vehicle Replacement South Sudan Workshop March 2014 Minutes” “From 24th to 26th March 2014 Fleet Forum facilitated a workshop entitled ‘Vehicle Replacement in Emergencies – Finding a solution for challenges in South Sudan and building an future model for vehicle deployment. The workshop was funded by USAID/OFDA. This document represents the minutes from the workshop. Objectives of the workshop:

  • To find a rapid and cost efficient solution for the immediate vehicle replacement issues in the South Sudan emergency.
  • To identify a future model for rapid, cost efficient and effective deployment of vehicles in emergencies.
  • To consider and discuss opportunities for collaboration in vehicle procurement (to achieve economies of scale and standardized approach).”

The Minutes can also be viewed here, along with photos from the workshop.

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“A Pedagogical Experiment in Micro-Learning at Elementary School Level” by Dr. Pramila Sanjaya & Dr. Lalit Kishore “Fleet Forum in collaboration with SIDART started developing an innovative Child Road Safety Education Programme early 2013. SIDART is a grass root organisation in Jaipur known for its impactful community programmes. This combination turned out to be very successful. Fleet Forums expertise on road safety combined with SIDARTs expertise in community engagement work resulted in an innovative child road safety education aiming to change behavior of children and also of members of the community in which the children live. The programme is a combination of learning, outdoor activities, engagement of parents and volunteers. The schools adopt the programme. Teachers are being trained to deliver the programme, to meet with the parents and to engage volunteers in the community. The learning part of the programme has a curriculum for 3 age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-11 and is based on the concept of micro visual learning. This learning method uses simple visuals to which children can relate. They can draw a truck or a camel car themselves. The concept of the programme was described in a paper that will be published in scientific journals. Authors of this paper are Dr Pramila Sanjaya, and Dr Lalit Kishore.” Read the Paper here.

Road Safety Education in Schools-Pilot Project Report-1

From January to March 2013, a pilot project funded by Shell India Markets Private Limited and conducted by Fleet Forum brought road safety education to 604 level 6 and 7 students in four schools in Bangalore, Chennai, and Surat. The pilot project took place over seven weeks, and in 8 to 10 hours of instruction tested specially designed materials and approaches—formal presentations, multimedia, workbooks, role-playing, case studies, and practical learning methodologies— to help children better understand the issues within traffic and road safety and the active role they can play in their own wellbeing and safety. Read the full report here. Read the report assessment here.


Most aid and development organisations have sizeable fleets that travel long distances to remote locations. Most of these vehicles are used by two to four staff members who carry laptops, cellular phones, iPads, hand-held communication radios, cameras, security gear, and so forth. Early this year a meeting was convened to discuss the possibility of adapting vehicles into mobile “chargeability stations.” Fleet Forum is the convening agency for the aid industry for fleet efficiency, safety, and environmental responsibility. TGS is Toyota’s official supplier of ex-stock vehicles to aid and humanitarian organisations worldwide. Point Innovate (co-developer and supplier of “Goal Zero” mobile energy products) works with the aid sector to bring reliable energy solutions to where the needs are greatest. Read the Flyer here.

Fleet Management Benchmark Report The purpose of this report is to update the baseline for measuring and benchmarking performance improvements of Fleet Forum member organisations. It is based on the main challenges of transport in the humanitarian sector: Road Safety, Environmental Efficiency and Cost Efficiency. Furthermore, this report aims to understand technology needs of members and how they could use technology to leverage the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation activities. (Fleet Forum & Aidmatrix, 2012)


Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 The Global status report on road safety 2013 presents information on road safety from 182 countries, accounting for almost 99% of the world’s population. The report indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths remains unacceptably high at 1.24 million per year. Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.

Road Traffic Injuries: The Hidden Crisis This new report by UN development expert Dr Kevin Watkins launched in Moscow by the Make Roads Safe campaign describes road crashes as “a one way ticket into poverty” for many in the developing world. The report shows how the mounting toll of death and injury is also placing an intolerable burden on health systems. (FIA, 2009)

50 by 50 – Prospects & Progress The purpose of this report is two-fold. First, to assess the prospects for reaching the 50by50 goal in the light of on-going research and other developments that have occurred over the past year or so, and second, to assess the progress being made in reaching that goal. (FIA, 2011)

Decade of Action Booklet The UN will launch a Decade of Action for road safety in 2011. This booklet explains what is at stake and why the international community must move from words to practical action. (FIA, 2010)

The Missing Link: Road Traffic Injuries & the Millennium Development Goals This report addresses the relation between road traffic injuries and the achievement of the MDGs. It looks at the scale of of the current epidemic and the hidden human costs that are holding back progress towards the MDGs. It looks beyond the headline global numbers to the experience of vulnerable road users in Kenya and looks ahead to the scope of decisive action in cutting road death and injury. (Author: Kevin Watkins / Make Roads Safe, the Campaign for Global Road Safety) (FIA, 2010)

White Paper: Making the Business Case for Road Safety Investment to Achieve Sustainable Road Mobility The main aim of this White Paper is to produce a status report on the business case for road safety investment to achieve sustainable road mobility. (Michelin, 2011)

Global Status Report on Road Safety: Time for Action. This report provides an assessment on the status of road safety around the globe. It reaffirms the understanding of road traffic injuries as a global health and development problem. (World Health Organization / Bloomberg Foundation, 2009)

Road Safety Best Practices; Examples and Recommendations This manual present six chapters, each one focusing on a road safety theme where experience has proved that specific measures and actions could lead to a positive outcome in the reduction of crashes and victims of road accidents. The following subjects are being tackled in the six chapters: Campaign and Reinforcement, Awareness and Partnership, Crash Databases, Treatment of Black Spots, Road Design and Speed Management, Health and Road Safety; Prehospital Care. (Global Road Safety Partnership, 2005)