For nearly thirty years HRH Prince Michael of Kent has played a leading role in supporting improved road safety both in the United Kingdom and around the world.
The Prince established his awards scheme in 1987 in the UK and now fully international, the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognize achievement and innovation in road safety worldwide.
Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme and the winners are invited to a Gala Presentation held in London, where the Prince announces his Premier Award for that year.
In addition to the international awards, the Prince annually presents a Decade of Action Award to recognise major contributions to the Global Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
Over many years the Prince has visited award winners in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and America to see at first-hand their achievements and has an unrivalled experience in seeing successful road injury prevention in practice.
Prince Michael served as Patron of the influential Commission for Global Road Safety, and strongly supported the current Decade of Action for Road Safety. Now as patron of the newly established Towards Zero Foundation, HRH continues to lend his support to improved global road safety.
These awards are organised and managed by RoadSafe.
2016 Award Ceremony Photographs
View the official photos from the 2016 event at the Savoy.
Prince Michael Award Ceremony Speech 2016
View Prince Michael's Award Speech 2016.
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Nominations are open to any team, organisation or business and are judged once a year.
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This award is announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony by Prince Michael. It is given to the most outstanding winner of any category. The 2016 Award goes to Global NCAP.
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Royal Awards 2016
Decade of Action Award for Road Safety
The prestigious Decade of Action Special Award for Road Safety for 2017 goes to the International Transport Forum (ITF). The organisation is being honoured for its leadership in improving delivery of road safety across the world and its recent report “Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift in Road Safety" specifically.
“The new report comes at a time when the world needs to change up a gear or two to accelerate efforts to reduce the unacceptable toll of death and serious injury on our roads”, said Prince Michael of Kent, patron of the award. “It is a most welcome addition to the all-important bank of knowledge available to governments and is a fine example of the leadership shown by ITF.”
The Freight Transport Association
The Freight Transport Association's Van Excellence scheme promotes high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against an industry code of good practice. The scheme is aimed at raising compliance levels across the sector by setting high standards and sharing best practice, professionalising the industry and moving away from the traditional ‘white van man’ image.
The Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership
The DDRSP is a partnership between Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire Constabulary. Its Young Driver Education Programme (YDEP) has received a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
The programme is aimed at increasing the safety of 16 to 20-year-old drivers by changing their attitudes to driving, positively affecting their driving behaviour. It started in 2007 and involves delivering workshops through schools. Typically 1,600 students take part from 36 out of Derbyshire’s 45 secondary schools and colleges, with a record 2,350 students taking part in 2015. As part of this remit, the Academy has developed a suite of courses that are offered at venues across the country, to enhance skills and provide CPD for road safety practitioners.
Road Safety GB
Road Safety GB’s success in improving the quality of training on offer for road safety professionals, and standardising the delivery of road safety initiatives, has been recognised with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
The award was made to Road Safety GB for the formation of its training arm, the Academy, and subsequent development of a suite of training courses including the Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course.
The Academy’s remit is to standardise the delivery of road safety initiatives and interventions across the profession, and ensure that interventions are well researched and evaluated.
As part of this remit, the Academy has developed a suite of courses that are offered at venues across the country, to enhance skills and provide CPD for road safety practitioners.
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