Road accidents are the ninth major cause of death around the world, with 1.2 deaths lives annually and 50 million people Injured a year.
Egypt has been among the 10 worst countries in the world in terms of the high rates of road accidents leading to death, The number of road accidents in Egypt in 2016 amounted to approximately 14700 accidents, and the number of deaths reached to 5300, 18600 injured, and losses amounted to 30 to 35 billion LE, according to the Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics.
As one of the leading automotive brands in Egypt, Hyundai is constantly striving to offer the best through its exclusive partnership with GB Ghabbour Auto targeting passenger-cars, trucks and bus drivers from the tourism, industry and educational sectors for the third year in a raw, after the idea was first implemented in 2016.
Hyundai’s Safe Driving Initiative 2018 – launched at a press conference that took place at GB Academy headquarters on July 4th – aims to increase drivers’ awareness around traffic accidents, their causes and techniques to prevent them, providing trainees with information and statistics about road accidents and the number of deaths resulting from road accidents around the world.
This year, a number of institutions and corporate entities partake in the training that lasts between July and September – including Juhayna Food Industries, Malvern College, Oasis School among others.
In previous editions, a large number of GB employees as well as educational institutions, corporate fleets, and individuals from the general public had received the training.
The training is provided by SETTEC Training and Consultancy, one of the biggest training and consultancy firms in Egypt and the Arab region, recognized for its edge in providing QHSSE (Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment) services and accredited by the UK-based Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
SETTEC instructors delivering the safe driving program are have been members of ROSPA Advanced Drivers and riders since 2012 while trainees receive an RoSPA-accredited certificate at the end of the program which covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of defensive driving.
In Egypt since 1998, SETTEC has established a reputation for being a leading health & safety consultant with particular strength in driver training services designed to reduce accidents after delivering more than 800 seminars on defensive driving to more than 10,000 trainees over the past fifteen years.
RoSPA has enjoyed a long standing and well-established presence within the UK health and safety market with almost 100 years of expertise in road safety.
The Safe Driving Initiative comes within Hyundai’s efforts to address the high rates of traffic accidents, where, in Egypt, the year 2017 witnessed 11.089 traffic accidents, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), showing a 24% decrease from the previous year, thanks to increased education on safe driving and improved road networks.