7 episodes

Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel.

Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced driver safety training.

For more information, visit http://www.drivedifferent.com

Global Road Safety Smith System

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Welcome to Global Road Safety, a podcast exploring the issues, trends, and innovations in driver safety worldwide. More than 2.5 million people are involved in crashes each year, a number that continues to rise as drivers become more distracted behind the wheel.

Featuring interviews with safety experts and leaders, Global Road Safety is an initiative to reduce crashes and save lives — across every continent. The Global Road Safety podcast is produced by Smith System, the leader in advanced driver safety training.

For more information, visit http://www.drivedifferent.com

    Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi

    Improving Road & Rail Safety in Ghana with Eric Nyame-Baafi

    There's a real need to improve road safety in Ghana, says Eric Nyame-Baafi, a road safety consultant for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Ghana. Don’t miss Eric discussing Ghana’s initiatives to improve railway and road safety, and why public education is badly needed to improve road safety.

    Key takeaways:
    How Ghana’s government is shifting traffic from road to rail
    Why Ghana plans to establish a transportation regulatory body
    Initiatives to improve driver skills
    Why improving road safety will improve the lives of millions

    • 31 min
    Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets - Pakistan with Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir

    Road Safety Progress in Emerging Markets - Pakistan with Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir

    Every year in Pakistan around 30,000 people die in road accidents. Why, in the world’s fifth largest country, would they have such a high rate of road safety incidents? We spoke with Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir about the lack of road safety lead agency, and the difficulty in changing driver behavior.

    Key takeaways:
    The Road Safety Act
    70% of Pakistan’s road traffic are motorbikes
    Introducing the vehicle inspection system
    Difficulty of educating the population
    Less than 10% of motorcyclists wear helmets

    • 35 min
    How Technology Can Help Tackle Driver Distraction with Paul Ripley & Ted Chen

    How Technology Can Help Tackle Driver Distraction with Paul Ripley & Ted Chen

    Driving distracted increases the chances of a motor vehicle crash. Statistically, distracted driving is as dangerous as driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

    In this episode, Paul Ripley, founder of Distraction 999, and Ted Chen, co-founder of LifeSaver Mobile, discuss distracted driving and preventative technology.

    Key takeaways:
    - The lack of skill in driving
    - A lackadaisical attitude towards safety
    - The effect of COVID on the quality of driving
    - Phones increase the risk of a crash by 23%

    • 40 min
    The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown

    The Latest Research on Drugged Driving with Dr. Timothy Brown

    Why are vehicle crashes and deaths continuing to rise? Given the pace at which cannabis legalisation and use is growing, we spoke with Dr. Timothy Brown at the University of Iowa College of Engineering, about the impact of cannabis and other drugs on impaired driving.

    Key takeaways:
    How he got into drug driving research
    Antihistamine research in the 90s
    The risk of using cannabis and driving
    Why it’s tough to say how much cannabis makes you impaired
    The challenge of prescription meds and driving

    • 34 min
    Improving Road Safety with Retired NTSB Chairman, Robert Sumwalt

    Improving Road Safety with Retired NTSB Chairman, Robert Sumwalt

    With highway fatalities up by 8% compared to the same period in a non pandemic time, but less miles driven, here to discuss what we can be doing as individuals, as companies, as a society, to combat these alarming trends, is Robert Sumwalt, retired NTSB Chairman.

    Key takeaways:
    The mission of the NTSB
    How human factors influence driving accidents
    Teen driver safety initiatives
    Why highway fatalities are up 8%
    Why driverless cars will improve safety
    The human toll of transportation accidents

    • 19 min
    The Eyes Have It: Visual Skills and Driving Safety with Dr. Sherylle Calder & Andrew Crickmay

    The Eyes Have It: Visual Skills and Driving Safety with Dr. Sherylle Calder & Andrew Crickmay

    Despite the prevalence of driver technology and its wealth of data, vehicle crash and fatality rates continue to rise. What can drivers — and the companies that hire them — do to keep our roads safer? Don’t miss visual sports scientist and coach, Dr. Sherylle Calder, aka ‘The Eye Coach,’ and MD of Driver Bureau South Africa, Andrew Crickmay, on Global Road Safety.

    Key takeaways:
    Becoming a visual analysis coach
    How Eye Gym improves visual skills
    Why professional drivers need EyeGym
    The impact of COVID on drivers

    • 32 min

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