Getting road safety right has long been a priority for us. We run road safety programmes around the world to improve driver safety. These are based on our global standards and address local risks. Here are a few examples:
Safer trucking in India
Thousands of people die in accidents on India’s roads every year. In this challenging environment, Shell India has introduced a comprehensive safety programme for its truck drivers called HumRahee - a Hindi word meaning “travel companion in a long arduous journey”. It is designed to help them act safely behind the wheel.
Insights gained in just under a year have shown HumRahee graduates to be nearly six times safer on the roads than non-HumRahee drivers.
Shell drivers in the programme take part in a series of defensive driving training sessions, which teach safe driving techniques and focus on the ability to anticipate dangerous situations. The sessions include driving in a computer simulator, before going out to practice. In the vehicle, a camera and sensor system records and analyses their real-world driving. Data collected and studied at the learning centre help drivers to improve.
HumRahee also covers drivers’ health and nutritional wellbeing. Each are required to spend at least 30 hours training in a six-month period and can earn professional accreditation through the programme.