Shell’s road safety programmes for local adults and schoolchildren help to address challenges around road accidents and fatalities in many different locations. These programmes are based on the advice provided by Shell’s dedicated road safety team.

Some of our road safety programmes aim to improve adult driver behaviour by, for example, encouraging seat belt use. Others are designed for children, increasing their road awareness and teaching them to follow simple safety rules. In some places, we support improvements to road infrastructure in local communities by, for example, introducing speed bumps, road signs and street lighting to help prevent accidents. Below are some examples from Shell operations around the world.

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Malaysia

Shell Malaysia is known as a leader in road safety education in the country. Its current campaign ‘Shell Road Safety Movement’ (#ShellSelamatSampai) targets three key audiences:

  • For secondary school children, it provides practical training about motorcycles and safe behaviour travelling to and from school. The programme also provides funding for selected students to obtain legal motorcycle licences after completing a Shell Road Safety Learning Module co-developed with Road Safety authorities.
  • For college students, the emphasis is on the use of seat belts, mobile phones and vehicle maintenance, including free motorcycle inspections.
  • In local communities, Shell works with Resident Associations to create ‘Shell Safety Zones’, so that communities are empowered to address and intervene on road safety matters.

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Pakistan

In Pakistan Shell has partnered with the traffic police to deliver its ‘Happy Roads Programme’ for school children in Karachi. The programme teaches seven to 12-year-olds how to stay safe on the road. To date it has reached more than 23,000 school children.

During UN Road Safety Week 2015, Shell Pakistan teamed up with children’s online media group, Toffee TV, to develop a road safety song and video. These were shared with children across the country.

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South Africa

Shell South Africa runs the ‘Shell Safe and Sound’ campaign to encourage road-user awareness. The campaign is about the little things that end up saving lives on the roads like buckling up, checking tyres and planning rest stops on long distance trips. For children, the campaign offers comics full of games and activities designed to improve road safety awareness. They teach children about road signs and rules via Snakes and Ladders, crossword puzzles and word searches

Shell South Africa also runs the ‘Safe to School, Safe to Home’ programme with GRSP and partners with the South African National Road Agency to improve road safety in education and identify low-cost engineering solutions to improve road safety around schools.

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Lady walking with children by the road side in Iraq

Iraq

To reduce road-traffic incidents in southern Iraq, we have helped to make an educational video for adults about the importance of wearing seat belts. The video is being shown in hospitals and healthcare centres in Basrah.

We also work with local education, government and police authorities to set up school safety zones around primary schools on high-risk roads. Speed bumps and warning signs slow drivers down, while new footpaths and pedestrian crossings help make children safer.

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