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Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel. Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced d ...
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There's a real need to improve road safety in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, says Eric Nyame-Baafi, a road safety consultant for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Ghana. “A total of 650 people die on African roads every day. A child in Africa is twice as likely to die on the road as a child in any other part of the world.…
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Every year in Pakistan around 30,000 people die in road accidents. Why, in the world’s fifth largest country, would they have such a high rate of road safety incidents? “If we discuss the major road safety issues in Pakistan, the problem is unfortunately, still we do not have any road safety lead agency in Pakistan.” Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir is incr…
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Every day, roughly 100 people in the United States are killed in road crashes. Globally, that number is approximately Ten to 15% of those deaths are directly attributable to distracted driving. Driving distracted increases the chances of a motor vehicle crash by at least 23 times. Statistically, distracted driving is as dangerous as driving while i…
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With safer vehicle designed driver assistance, technology and mountains of data available from monitoring devices, why is it that vehicle crashes and deaths continue to rise? With the decades of research, public awareness and marketing that has happened around the world with regards to impaired driving, there's data to suggest that 45 to 50% of all…
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With highway fatalities up by 8% compared to the same period in a non pandemic time, whereas vehicle miles travelled has come down, here to discuss what we can be doing as individuals, as companies, as a society, to combat these alarming trends, is Robert Sumwalt, retired NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) Chairman. “The NTSB is a federal …
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In this episode, we talk with Mary Williams - Chief Executive of Brake - to discuss the needs of road crash victims, how Brake supports them through the National Road Victim Service (NRVS), and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the kind of support the NRVS provides. This podcast series is brought to you by Brake, the road safety charity.…
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Despite the prevalence of safer vehicle design, driver assistance technology, and a huge wealth of data available from monitoring devices, vehicle crash and death rates continue to rise. With more deaths, more injuries and billions of dollars in annual costs, what can drivers — and the companies that hire them — do to keep our roads safer? Joining …
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In this episode, we talk with Liz Box, head of research at the RAC Foundation, about young driver safety. We discuss the dangers facing young drivers on the roads, why they are at increased risk, and what measures can be introduced to make them safer. This podcast series is brought to you by Brake, the road safety charity. To find out more, visit w…
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In this episode, we talk with Saul Jeavons, director of the road safety consultancy the Transafe Network, about the importance of improving road collision investigation. We discuss how road collision investigation works now, how other countries deliver it, and why improving it is so important to road safety. This episode is sponsored by Lytx, a lea…
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In this episode, we talk with Stuart Reid, Head of Insights and Development at Transport for London and the lead on TfL's Vision Zero action plan. We discuss the thinking behind TfL's plan to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London's roads by 2041, and the challenges and progress so far. This episode is sponsored by Lytx, a leading provid…
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In this episode, we talk with Dr Helen Wells - an expert on roads policing - to discuss the current status of roads enforcement in the UK, exploring issues such as whether or not a visible police presence makes a difference to driver behaviour, and the technological developments and projects which are at the vanguard of roads policing. This episode…
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In this episode, we talk with Dr Nick Reed - an expert on the future of mobility - to discuss connected and autonomous vehicles, their potential benefits and challenges and explore how close we are to the development of a fully driverless car. This episode is sponsored by Lytx, a leading provider of video telematics and fleet management solutions. …
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