Using the roads is a necessary part of everyone’s daily business, often for work-related purposes. It is therefore unacceptable that an ordinary activity leads to an incredibly high level of injury and death. Work-related crashes involve heavy goods vehicles and buses, but also cars and light vans. It must be considered that the service sector often emphasises the importance of travelling to meet clients on site and face-to-face.
This is defined ‘mobile working’, where the car becomes a de facto office for employees. Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with a safe environment also on the roads. ETSC launched PRAISE, a 3 year project addressing all safety aspects of driving ‘at’ work and driving ‘to’ work, that aims to “praise” best practices in order to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees.
- Advance the need for work-related Road Safety Management and provide the know-how to employers who have to take on that challenge.
- Discuss and expose the work-related road safety standards of EU Member States and carry out advocacy work at the EU level: work-related road safety is an area of road safety policy that clearly needs renewed political commitment.
- Communicate the message that work-related road safety should include road safety ‘at’ work (driving on duty) but also road safety ‘to’ work (commuting).