The winners were selected by an international panel comprised of specialists acting in the road sector.
The Safety Program was chosen for being one of the longest lasting programs in mobilization of society in favor of a safer traffic. In 2017, the program celebrates its 30th anniversary in activity and for the last 3 has concentrated its activities in commercial transportation, acting in particular in reducing accidents involving trucks and buses, aligned to the Volvo Group’s Zero Accident vision to reduce the number of accidents involving Volvo vehicles to zero.
“We are hugely proud of receiving an award of this caliber, of seeing the work of nearly 30 years being recognized among the best, focusing on the improvement of traffic and safety on the roads”, states Solange Fusco, Corporate Communication director of the Volvo Group Latin America.
Established in 2000, the “IRF Global Road Achievement Awards” has become a reference in innovation for the industry of the transport and infrastructure sectors, as a source of solutions that make a difference in the sites in countries where the projects are implemented.
“Being among the best practices in the world for the improvement of safety on the roads is an encouragement to carry on firmly with our endeavors and actions towards the ideal of Zero Accidents on streets and roads. This is an award that we also share with everyone and all the businesses that have engaged and participated with different actions of the VPST, the inspire and promote concrete actions in safety”, emphasizes Anaelse Oliveira, coordinator of the VTSP.