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18 May 2023

How UNHCR is improving road safety by understanding the causes behind road collisions involving their vehicles

To keep UNHCR teams working round the clock, around the world, they need transport. UNHCR operates a fleet of around 10,000 vehicles. The fleet includes everything from motorcycles to armoured trucks. All sizes, shapes, makes, models, and ages. These vehicles cover thousands of miles a year, often in remote and inhospitable areas. As with many organisations, road crashes pose a significant threat to the health and safety of their personnel, their partners, Persons of Concern, and the local communities in which they operate.

In this blog by Craig Arnold UN Technical Lead in the Investigations Group at TRL, specialising in road accident reconstruction and  advice explains how by gaining a thorough understanding of the key factors at play, organisations can implement improvements to their practice to reduce the number, and severity, of collisions involving vehicles on the road.