NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ Launched

For employers with large or small fleets and new, developing or advanced road safety programs

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) announces the publication of NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ (Guide). The publication was produced by a committee of members from NETS’ Board of Directors, drawing from their companies’ road safety best practices, in addition to publicly available resources. The Guide has global applicability and is for employers of large or small fleets of all vehicle types with new, developing or advanced road safety programs.  The Guide is available free of charge via the NETS Website.

NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ covers key performance indicators, organizational requirements, business case development, continuous improvement, programs and policies.

“The Guide provides an excellent starting point for companies and organizations of all sizes with all types of fleets wanting to put in place a road safety program for their operations,” said Mike Watson, Global Road Safety Manager at Shell International Petroleum Company and member of NETS’ Board of Directors. “The Guide also serves as a tool for road safety managers to compare their existing programs to those of leading employers in road safety.”

“NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and is dedicated to improving road safety around the world,” said Jack Hanley, NETS Executive Director. “We believe publication of the Guide is an important contribution to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and NETS is pleased to provide employers with this tool to start or improve their road safety programs.”

The Guide is supported by appendices with  model policies and implementation tips and will  complement NETS’ two other signature programs—its annual STRENGTH IN  NUMBERS® Road Safety Benchmark Program and the annual Drive Safely Work Week campaign.

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c) 3 organization, a partnership between the U.S. federal government and the private sector.  Board members include Abbott, AmeriFleet Transportation, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Monsanto Company, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Group, Shell International Petroleum Company B.V. and UPS. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health serve as federal liaisons to the board of directors.  Established in 1989, NETS’ programs and services and projects on behalf of NHTSA are dedicated to improving the safety of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur on-and-off the job.