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  • Why Road Safety should be top of your business targets

    The UK is one of the worst performing countries in Europe for Road Safety[1] even though the UK is a signatory to the UN’s decade of action for road safety 2021-2030[2], a program aimed to reduce traffic deaths and injuries to 50% of current levels by 2030. Recent evidence has shown that funding for road policing and enforcement has, over the last 5 years gone down. With an overall reduction in the number of dedicated police traffic officers and a lack of funding from central government to support technology solutions such as fixed or mobile speed cameras. In many areas, fixed cameras are so outdated that they have been turned off and with no funding to replace them, it is unlikely that many motorists will receive any penalties for speeding, which remains the number one cause of road traffic incidents in the UK. The decade of action for road safety gives organisations and governments a broad framework from which they can implement a safe system approach to road safety through a series of pillars, with the overall objective of meeting the targets set in the plan. In that safe system approach the pan seeks an integrated approach including: · Multi Modal transport and land use planning · Safe road infrastructure · Safe Vehicles · Safe road use · Post-crash response Defining how to do it through: · Legal Frameworks · Gender based approaches · Speed management · Technologies · Financing · Capacity development [1] [2] A focus on to low and middle income countries, to be achieved by: · Government · Civil Society · Private sector · Funders · UN Agencies Why should this be at the top of your agenda when you consider how your products get to market? How your supply chain operates? What impact it has on your consumers and why your business no matter what size it is, should be taking steps to ensure that your impact is minimal. Well, here is some more information for you that you may want to consider. Globally, road traffic incidents cause 1.3 million preventable deaths and an estimated 50 million injuries EVERY year. In the UK there were 1460 fatal road traffic incidents on the roads and 22,069 seriously injured people in 2020.[3] It is estimated that this accounts for 1.5% of GDP in the UK that would equate to just around £33 Billion pounds, with the population of the UK at 67 million people that means as a business you need to add a proportionate amount to the cost of your products and services to cover the cost in your supply chain. The cost is equal to £492 for every person in the UK, even though only .186% of the population are involved directly in a road traffic incident annually. There is an estimated cost to the NHS for treating patients with illness relating to vehicle emissions at £6 BILLION annually[1] 90% of this cost is from the impact of diesel emissions. The cost is an additional £89 for every person in the UK. These two factors alone mean that the individual cost to every adult and child in the UK is £581 per person or £1394 per family (based on the UK average family)[1] [3] What isn’t accounted for here, is the economic cost to families affected by loss of a loved one or because of life changing injuries that mean they are unable to contribute to the household anymore. Of course, if your supply chain is global and involving road transport operations in other countries your risks may be significantly higher, particularly in emerging markets where road systems may not be as developed as they are in Europe or North America. The impact onto your customers is significant, it means higher costs for your products and services let alone the damage to reputation when an incident occurs involving death or serious injury and with your customers focusing increasingly on environmental concerns as well, the chances are they will be conscious of how you operate. Over the coming weeks, SAT will be releasing a series of articles, looking at elements of the Global Road Safety Plan and how your business could be involved and take some action that supports the plan and potentially reduces the risk and environmental impact your business operation has. To read the whole series as they are released, please follow the blog on our website and LinkedIn.

  • Cycling tips for Winter Part 2 – Your Bike

    By Charlie Sciberras SAT 05/01/2022 Have the winter months put you off going for a cycle? Don’t worry, we have a few bike maintenance tips to help your bike be the best it can be. 1. Give your bike some TLC If you have been riding in harsh conditions, you may want to consider spending just 5 minutes caring for your bike to keep it in tip-top condition. We recommend giving your bike a rinse and quick wipe down to help remove all that dirt and grit, do not forget to pay extra attention key areas such as wheel rims, gears, chain, and brakes. Be sure to use a cloth or towel to dry the bike off, as well as using some WD40 to disperse excess water within the moving parts. Finally, be sure to finish caring for your bike by adding bike oil to the gears and chain. 2. Be sure to start slow It’s important to not sprint off as soon as you leave your house, it takes a while for your body to warm up properly, especially your joints and muscles. We recommend you leave earlier so that you can ride a little slower to allow your body to warm up, to ensure you are safe when riding. 3. Use quality tires This isn’t winter dependant as whatever the weather, you should always have good tyres on your bike, they are of course especially important in winter. An excellent quality set of tyres will help you grip to the ground to prevent unnecessary skidding while also limiting the chance of you having to tend to a puncture in the freezing rain and sleet. A top tip is inflating your tyres a little less than you would normally can improve their traction in slippery conditions. 4. Ensure your feet are gripped to your pedals Slippery pedals can lead to accidents, therefore it’s essential that you either use clip-in pedals or purchase some extra grips which you can easily fit yourself. 5. Avoid gutters Frozen puddles form in gutters which makes them hazardous for cyclists, you are better off staying in the middle of the lane as cars will have cleared most of the snow in these areas. Keep clear of leaves, manhole covers and cracks in the road as they can be unexpectedly slippery. 6. Make sure to always be in control It’s important to know how to stay in control with snow and ice as they are extremely hazardous for cyclists. If you come across ice, we recommend that you don’t pedal, keep your steering straight and don’t break as this will probably cause you to slip and fall. If you are riding on snow, be sure to keep testing your brakes as they will be wet which makes them less efficient. We also recommend wearing a helmet to help keep you safe should you fall off your bike. Finally, if you have read all our tips and still don’t feel confident cycling in the winter, there is no shame in leaving your bike locked up in the shed until spring.

  • Cycling tips for Winter Part 1 – Clothing

    By Charlie Sciberras SAT 05/01/2022 Have the winter months put you off going for a cycle? Don’t worry, we have a few clothing tips to help you cope when braving the weather on two wheels. 1. Be prepared for all weather conditions A top tip is to always check the weather and dress accordingly in the correct winter cycling gear. Put on some warm layers and your waterproofs If there is going to be rain. Also, the nights are longer in the winter, so you must always make sure you're clearly visible to drivers and pedestrians by checking your bike lights are working before you leave, alongside wearing high-vis clothing. You will be thankful for the extra time spent getting prepared 2. Be sure to keep your feet warm The feeling of having wet feet and frosty toes is the worst. However, you can help prevent this by wearing some decent waterproof socks and waterproof shoes. Also be sure to check that your shoes are non-slip to help your feet stick to the pedals while you are riding. 3. Many thin layers beat a couple thick layers Even in the coldest of conditions it’s still very easy to get hot and sweaty on your bike, that's why we recommend wearing lots of thins layers. By doing this you can easily take things off and put them back on again as you see fit to help keep the sweats away. 4. Make sure to wear quality waterproofs A quality waterproof outfit consisting of shoes, socks, trousers, jackets, gloves and a hat are essential to keeping you warm and dry during the winter months. Don’t use showerproof gear as it doesn’t absorb rain in very light showers, meaning any kind of heavy rain would leave you looking like a drowned rat.

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