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07 April 2016



Evonik creates global award for public authority safety efforts

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Intertraffic 2016 Daily News Day 3 Evonik global safety award
Viviana Steiner of Evonik
Half of the world’s road traffic deaths occur among vulnerable road users, according to the World Health Organisation.

For more than 50 years, Evonik Industries has been at the forefront of efforts to improve road safety and disseminate best practices. Now, for the first time, the speciality chemicals producer will select and award a public authority for its efforts to improve road safety.

The provision of innovative and forgiving road infrastructure and significant change in the behaviour of all road users are key factors that have helped halve the number of traffic fatalities.

The prize is bestowed by Evonik upon identification of the winner by an independent jury of internationally recognised experts in the field of road safety, transport, and city design; among others from the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva.

The award winner will be chosen by an independent jury, consisting of international road safety experts.

Key criteria for the winning project or initiative will be its contribution to road safety and sustainability as well as the entry’s potential for it to be replicated. The Evonik Road Safety Award is also endowed with €10,000.

The award is open to any infrastructure initiative that includes some form of road marking. The project should have at least one year of proven results to show its contribution to safety.

Any public authority - city, state, national or regional level - can apply and the application deadline is May 15.

More information, including an application form, is available on www.degaroute.com

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