The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards, which began in 1987, have continued to recognise outstanding achievement and innovation world-wide for over 30 years, giving public recognition to the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives each year.
These winners are usually invited to London each December where HRH Prince Michael of Kent has traditionally presented all his road safety awards in person however this was understandably not possible in 2020.
Announcing his awards Prince Michael said,
“Many congratulations to all my winners. I am delighted that their outstanding work has been recognised. My only sadness is that with travel so restricted this year I am not able to meet them and present my award in person. Their achievements are significant, not just because they are innovative, but because they’ve actually saved lives and will continue to do so in the future.
“As we come to the end of the first decade of action for road safety, we’ll shortly begin a second ten year programme which we hope will make a huge difference across the world. The commitment of our winners will certainly help to achieve the ambitious targets being set for this and their programmes will provide encouragement for others.”
A series of webinars highlighting the successes will begin in the New Year to help ensure that the valuable opportunity to share knowledge is not lost.
This is the full list of winners
Africa and Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatories
Agilysis – Supporting the UK Road Sector during COVID-19
Bogota, Columbia – Speed Management Programme
Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety – #CommitToAct Campaign
ImagineLaw – Speed Limit Setting and Enforcement In the Philippines
Indian Head Injury Foundation – ''Ride with Safety'' for children
International Research Group – TRAUMA
iRAP Saving lives in 100 countries
Lay First Responder International – Post-Crash Response Program Model for Road Traffic Injuries in Resource-Limited African Settings
National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) and Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) – Safe School Zones
Road Safety Scotland and the Scottish Government – How Gran kept young drivers safe on Scotland's roads.
Road Safety Scotland and the Scottish Government – How breath-taking roads have helped bikers to breathe another day.
Safe Kids Worldwide – Safe Kids Buckle Up Programme
Shell Malaysia – Road Safety Varsity Challenge
The Roads and Transport Authority Dubai – The Dubai Road Safety Strategy- Improving Road Safety through Partnerships.
The Towards Zero Foundation – #50by30 Campaign
The World Bank – Road Safety Innovations
Transport Accident Commission (TAC) – Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum
Transport for NSW – World-first, life saving, Mobile Phone Detection Camera Programme
World Bank GRSF and partners – Enhancing the Safety of Nepal's Mountain Roads
For more information, visit the PMIRSA website