eDriving Named Voting Member of Prestigious Global Road Safety Partnership
Joining Worldwide Effort to Reduce Auto-Related Death and Injuries
Oakland, Calif., and Geneva, Swiz. — Sept., 1, 2017 — eDrivingSM, the largest global provider of driver risk management and driver training solutions, has been named a “Private Sector Member” of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), a prestigious international road safety organization that partners with corporations, non-profits, and government agencies to improve driver safety and reduce road traffic fatalities worldwide.
Founded in 1999, and hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, the Geneva, Switzerland, based GRSP works through a partnership model to create and implement multi-sector, front-line and sustainable road safety interventions in more than 40 countries. Members of GRSP are part of a globally recognised network of like-minded organisations committed to improving road safety, both within their organisations and beyond the business gates.
Other Private Sector GRSP members include AXA, Nestlé, Toyota, Shell, Michelin, Renault, and Zurich. Other Government, Civil Society and Foundation members include Save the Children, the World Health Organization, Mexican Red Cross, and many more. A sampling of member logos is below. The complete list of members can be found at https://www.grsproadsafety.org/about/members/.)
“We’re truly honored to be selected as a member of the GRSP and to become part of an incredible array of passionate individuals and organizations all committed to a single mission — to reduce needless auto death and injuries on the world’s roads,” said Celia Stokes, CEO of eDriving. “By creating a unique and proven partnership model bringing together leaders in government, business, non-profits and local stakeholders, the GRSP is producing real and sustainable results. This is the natural progression of eDriving’s own mission and we’re delighted to now be part of this worldwide effort.”
Ed Dubens, Executive Vice President of eDriving added: “We’re thrilled to be a part of the GRSP, and are extremely interested in the partnership opportunities it presents globally to help organizations and their employees driving for work purposes get home to their loved ones and communities at the end of each day. Working with GRSP, we’ll be able to share our expertise and experience helping organizations across the world develop and evolve driver safety cultures. We’re particularly excited about also being able to deliver our new safety training solutions via smart phone technology into markets where traditional eLearning infrastructure does not exist. That’s potentially life-saving and game-changing.”
Andrew Bradley, Head, Group Risk Services at Nestlé and Chair of the GRSP Steering Committee said: “eDriving is an outstanding and important addition to our steering committee. The company’s passion for highway safety and amazing technologies promise real and lasting improvements in safe driving. We’ve found that creating real change in highway safety means bringing together multiple voices, experiences and expertise, as well as the resources of the private, public and non-profit sectors behind a single goal — making our transportation systems safer. eDriving is at the epicenter of constructive, now- and next-gen fleet and mainstream consumer technologies and will surely help advance and accelerate our overall effort.”
eDriving is the largest provider of online driver training and global driver risk management with more than 10 million U.S. consumer customers to date and over 700,000 fleet drivers served this year alone. In addition to providing state-regulated online novice driver training and online driver improvement courses (a.k.a. traffic school), its focus is on helping drivers become smarter and safer behind the wheel in close partnership with corporations, fleet services, and insurance companies. The Fleet division provides the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of driver risk reduction programs, which are validated by large-scale research studies, refined over our 20+ years of experience with some of the world’s largest blue-chip corporations, and backed by 40 case studies, 60 published research papers and over 70 global safety awards. eDriving’s mission is to address the 94% of collisions and incidents caused by driver attitude and behavior through the use of technology and online learning expertise. We empower smarter, more reliable, more deliberate drivers.
About the Global Road Safety Partnership
The non-profit Global Road Safety Partnership was formed in 1999. Its members are leading multi- and bi-lateral development agencies, governments, businesses and civil society organizations.
The GRSP’s role is to create and support multi-sector road safety partnerships that are engaged with front-line good practice road safety interventions in countries and communities throughout the world. It play a powerful role in capacity building and training of road safety practitioners, engages actively in advocacy at all levels, provides road safety program coordination at the global level and is a recognized expert source of road safety knowledge and good practice.
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