The Alliance is delighted to welcome two new members and a new Friend of the Alliance that joined us recently.
R-Safe Charitable Trust, India, was established in Chennai in 2014 to create a trust for public, social and charitable purposes. It organizes awareness programs for school and college students, corporate employees and executives, and those who drive for a living. It does this through training and mobilization in schools and colleges, by creating road user safety clubs, organizing cultural events and competitions, rallies, human chain, drawing / quiz competitions, etc. related to road safety covering all age groups.
VHEEDU, India, was established in 2002 to raise awareness and change road user behaviour working with stakeholders, including the NGO’s members and associates, Transport Department, and traffic police. It conducts training and workshops in schools and colleges and with school bus, truck, and taxi drivers. It conducts defensive and safe driving training for corporate employees and two-wheeler riders and runs advisory sessions for young traffic violators and their parents in association with the Vijayawada traffic police. It provides educational scholarships for crash victims in Andhra Pradesh. VHEEDU is appointed as a member in MPRSC (Member of Parliament’s Road Safety Committee) constituted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, enabling it to contribute toward government road safety activities.
Asociación de Motociclistas Voluntarios Unidos por Guatemala (AMVUG)‘s objective is to collaborate with organizations, associations, public or private institutions, etc. that are dedicated to educating and raising awareness and sensitizing the general population to reduce the crash and fatality rate in Guatemala. It works with Guatemalan families; working in particular by building alliances with those who closely experience crashes in Guatemala.
AMVUG has commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR) for many years. Through WDoR, it aims to reach different segments of the population, youth and adults, to build awareness of safe driving and the consequences of not doing so.
Gabriel Kardos is the Global Director of Office and Road Safety at Johnson & Johnson, where he partners with global business, fleet safety, and office safety leaders to support the health and safety of field and office-based employees. He has been involved in road safety related CSR projects in South Africa and Vietnam working to protect children from road traffic injury. He is also the company’s representative at the UNRSC and will act as the upcoming Chairman of the board of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Gabriel is supporting the Alliance as a member of its Conflict of Interest Committee, utilizing his corporate experience and knowledge of the road safety sector to help the Alliance strengthen its internal policies.