Keeping Our Roads Safe on National Road Safety week

Road Safety Week – 23- 29th November 2015

Covéa Insurance is lending its voice to a campaign led by Hampshire Fire & Rescue and supported by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The campaign aims to raise awareness of the four factors present in almost all of the ‘Killed or Serious Injury’ (KSI) collisions on UK roads and also cause the majority of ‘minor’ collisions that occur on our roads on a daily basis.

The initiative, called Project Pictogram centres around five simple icons which graphically illustrate these fatal driving habits which are:

• Speeding
• Using a mobile phone or electronic device while driving
• Not wearing a seat belt
• Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Driving too close to the car in front

Hampshire fire and rescue are sharing the graphics and encouraging their use, by all organisations with motoring interests, to promote road safety. Full details and graphics are available at: http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/road-safety/project-pictogram

Covéa Insurance will be focusing on one driving behaviour each day throughout Road Safety Week and sharing the pictograms through social media.

Speaking about the initiative, Marketing & Communications Director at Covéa Insurance, Carol Geldard said:
“This is a practical approach to highlighting the causes of most fatal road accidents and makes the connection between driving behaviour and the fatal consequences of certain driving habits. We have a vested interest in making our roads safer, not just as insurers, but because there are too many avoidable deaths on the road, with young people being disproportionately represented in these numbers. Therefore education and awareness are vital and the reason why we’ll be using social media to get the message out during Road Safety Week.”

 

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France and served 11.5 million policyholders, generating over 16.3 billion Euros in premiums in 2016.  

Covéa Insurance handles the insurance needs of 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, designed to meet the needs of most individuals and businesses. Employing over 1500 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and featuring in the 2015 and 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Mid-sized Best Companies to Work For. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

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