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, generating over 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance were named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.  They were also recipients of the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards.  They also received the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.  They are currently shortlisted for 4 Insurance Times Awards.

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