Every year, 1.3 million people are killed and up to 50 million injured in road traffic accidents worldwide. More than 90% of these casualties occur in low and middle-income countries.

Our own policy


Shell staff and contractors drive around 1.1 billion kilometres each year to deliver products to our customers or to keep our operations running. That’s equivalent to driving about 75 times around the world each day.

So getting road safety right is a priority – and a serious challenge. We help keep our drivers safe through training programmes, by limiting their journeys, and by enforcing our global road safety standards. We work with communities and global partners to improve road safety in the countries where we operate.

Information for your drivers

We can also play a major part in keeping your drivers and fleet managers up to date with the latest specific knowledge on safe driving, from Driver Fatigue Awareness and Vehicle Emergency Kits to Driving At Night and Journey Management Planning.

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Winter driving rules

Cold winter conditions present specific driving challenges – from torrential rain to snow and ice, not only do you need to be extra vigilant on the road, you must also pay special attention to your vehicle and adjust your driving style.

Risks of drink or drug driving

Driving requires skill and concentration at all times. Driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs judgement and increases the risk of accidents. In most countries, there are strict rules on how much alcohol you can drink when in the driving seat and there is an increasing focus on how drugs also affect driving ability.