Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing.
An evaluation of accident reports showed that a large number of road traffic related severe injuries of employees were suffered while using a bike. We want to improve the driving skills of the employees especially in difficult situations.
What are your objectives?
Improve awareness for critical traffic situation while using a bike
Improve dirving skills of employees using a bike in a work related manner
Improve knowledge of state of the art means of load securing in vans
VBG already offered numerous ways for its member companies to inform themselves about road safety and train their employees. In the past we focused our actions on car traffic. During an evaluation of accident reports we found, that a large amount of severe accidents in road traffic were suffered by employees using a bike. This fact urged us to come up with a strategy to counter this fact. Therefore we devised a van that could transport all material needed for a bike safety training. The advantage of this approach is that employees do not need to travel to a training area but can complete the training directly on the ground of their company. The van also carries diverse examples of protective garment (e.g. different types of helmets or reflective clothing) that can be demonstrated during trainings. Since all material transported is secured by state of the art means of load securing we can also use the van to demonstrate this aspect.
What has been the effect of the activities?
Since it is difficult to evaluate prevented accidents, we plan in a first step to measure trainings conducted. When the activity is well established, we can try to evaluate the change in awareness for critical situations and the self assessment of changes in driving skill of the participants.
How have you shared information about your project and its results?
Reports concerning the "Präventionsmobil Verkehrssicherheit" are posted in our member Journal.
How many people did you reach/have you reached?
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities?
When did/will you carry out the evaluation?
Please list the indicators you use to measure success
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.)