Nominations for awards are currently considered by the judging panel under five main categories based on the five pillars of the Global Plan for a Decade of Action.
1. Road Safety Management
Innovative management systems which include multi-sectoral partnerships with the capacity to develop and lead the delivery of local, national or regional road safety strategies, plans and targets, underpinned by the data collection and evidential research to assess countermeasure design and monitor implementation and effectiveness.
2. Safer Roads
Nominations are sought for highway engineering improvement, improved road signage and layout and innovative traffic management schemes which raise the inherent safety and protective quality of road networks for the benefit of all road users, especially the most vulnerable (e.g. pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists).
3. Safer Vehicles
Modern vehicles are significantly safer than older vehicles. However there is scope for more safety features to be incorporated as standard.
Nominations will be considered for innovations which improve the safety of:
- Cars and light vans
- Trucks and buses
Nominations are also sought for consumer information schemes and incentives to accelerate the uptake of these technologies.
In each case, the judging panel may recommend a single award or more should the quality of entries justifies this.
4. Safer Road Users
Changing the behaviour of road users through education and enforcement are essential for improved safety.
Within this category nominations are sought for innovations in:
- Driver and rider education.
- Pre - driver training.
- School community - based road and vehicle safety awareness campaigns.
- Enforcement initiatives.
- Sentencing initiatives.
- Media innovations.
- Road Safety at work.
Submissions should include those with an emphasis on young and inexperienced drivers, motorcycle and cycle training and examples of comprehensive programmes to improve road user behaviour. Sustained or increased enforcement of laws and standards, combined with public awareness/education.
5. Post Crash Response
Schemes which increase responsiveness to post-crash emergencies and improve the ability of health and other systems to provide appropriate emergency treatment and longer term rehabilitation for crash victims.