Supporting the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, Shell implements programs on road safety in countries where road accidents and fatalities are regarded as significant issues. In the Philippines, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, through its social development arm, Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI), has been conducting road safety camps since 2007, benefitting over 2,500 school children all over the country.
With the primary goal of spreading awareness about road accidents, proper road conduct, and significance of safety, PSFI is continuously conducting road safety camps for early education of school children on road rules and regulations in partnership with the Department of Education, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau, Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, Transportation Development Regulatory Office, MaintPro Consultancy, and local communities.
Pilipinas Shell staged its 5th Road Safety Camp for the Pandacan community in Manila recently, at the Carlos P. Garcia High School where 145 students, ages 11 to 13 years old, participated in fun activities and informative lectures. A group of teachers was also trained by PSFI as road safety mentors. An interactive booth was conducted by transport management students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. The teacher-mentors are expected to continue the road safety advocacy by conducting their own road safety activities in their respective schools.
Shell, one of the global energy leaders actively promoting smarter use of fuel, energy efficiency, driver education and sustainable mobility, hopes that through its efforts in making safety as everyone’s priority, road accidents and fatalities will no longer be issues of significant concern all over the world.