At GRSP we strongly believe that there is no one single answer to solving the global road safety challenge. One very powerful approach is that of using multi-sector partnerships to create sustainable change in road safety results and reduction in fatalities and injuries from road crashes.
For this reason, GRSP creates and support multi-sector road safety partnerships that are engaged with front-line good practice road safety interventions in countries and communities around the world.
We work with members and partners to develop and implement local and global initiatives that reflect internationally recognized best practices in road safety.
Member Initiatives currently ongoing
VIA is a modular, flexible, accessible and easily replicable programme for child road safety education developed to be implemented anywhere in the world. Read more here.
Michelin Foundation, GRSP and YOURS, have partnered to develop and launch the Michelin Road Safety Youth Ambassadors Programme in the Limpopo province in South Africa. The aim of the programme is to involve the local youth in addressing road safety issues in their communities, through spreading new skills and knowledge. If like to learn more about this programme, please read here and here.
In early 2017, Shell Myanmar, together with the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRC) and with support from the GRSP kick-off a road safety campaign to educate drivers and community members along the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw Highway, a roadway notorious for its high crash rate. A year later this initiative was awarded the SABRE Asia Pacific Awards. Read more about this project and its impact on local communities here and here.
The year 2021 marked the second year of GRSP’s work with Bridgestone (China Asia-Pacific) on a three-year pilot of a regional road safety initiative. The initiative is part of a bold ambition to demonstrate the collective impact of a coordinated approach to road safety which seeks to build the road safety capacity of the Bridgestone teams regionally, and implement and monitor evidence-based projects at a country and community level in ten countries.
These are: 1. Australia, 2. China, 3. Indonesia, 4. Korea, 5. Malaysia, 6. New Zealand, 7. Singapore, 8. Taiwan, 9. Thailand, 10. Viet Nam.
As part of the initiative, GRSP gathered and shared with the Bridgestone teams key road safety data relevant to the region and country, as well as data referencing specific risk factors and risk groups to help teams accurately target programmatic content. Over the course of the year through four tailored sessions of GRSP’s ‘Road Safety Essentials’ training, the capacity of teams was strengthened to identify, implement and monitor impactful road safety actions such as the flagship launch in China of ‘Safe to School – Safe to Home 2.0’ – a ready-to-implement, comprehensive road safety programme designed, tested and refined by GRSP and partners over the last decade.
Please see here the video contribution of Mei Ling Tan, Regional Head of Sustainability, Bridgestone Asia Pacific.
Programmes already accessible to members
The aim of Safe to School – Safe to Home is to contribute to a reduction in death and injury from road crashes for children travelling to and from school. Read more here.
Safer City Roads is a road safety strategy created specifically for use in Communities – cities, towns, municipalities – and it is based on sustainable partnerships between Government, Business and Civil Society in the town. Read more here.