Press Release 7
TOGETHER FOR SAFER ROADS WELCOMES GENERAL MOTORS AS NEWEST COALITION MEMBER
GM Joins 14 global private sector companies dedicated to reducing road injuries and deaths
May 31, 2016
(Washington, DC) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies working together to improve road safety, welcomes General Motors (GM) as its newest member and the first automotive manufacturer to join the coalition. GM will contribute its knowledge of vehicle operability, tested safety technology, and community advocacy strategy to TSR to make vehicles safer on the roads. GM joins 14 other member companies working collaboratively to help reach the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety’s goal – reduce road injuries and deaths by 50 percent by the year 2020.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, GM is one of the world’s largest and most recognized automotive brands, doing business in 115 countries and employing more than 215,000 people worldwide. With more than 4 million cars and trucks sold per year, GM assigns the highest priority to safety, quality, technology, and environmental standards in all of its vehicles, as well as providing a safe environment for its workforce.
“For more than a century, we have built a rich legacy of innovation, technological development, and leadership in vehicle, road, occupant, and pedestrian safety,” said Greg Martin, executive director of global public policy of GM. “We have a long history of engagement and advocacy in the communities where we live and work, and are excited to contribute our expertise to Together for Safer Roads to advance road safety, while working collaboratively with other like-minded companies.”
Formally launched in 2014, TSR engages road users, governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders to create a measurable and sustainable impact in road safety through results-driven initiatives. TSR leverages the expertise of its member companies to address strategic road safety challenges and collaborate with the broader road safety community to be the foremost voice for the private sector.
“As a leading vehicle manufacturer, GM brings important new perspectives and expertise to help us achieve our shared goal—a world where roads are safer for all people,” said Carlos Brito, chairman of TSR and chief executive officer of AB InBev.
About Together for Safer Roads
Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is an innovative coalition that brings together global private sector companies, across industries, to collaborate on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes globally. TSR brings together members’ knowledge, data, technology, and global networks to focus on five areas that will make the greatest impact globally and within local communities. These focus areas align with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety’s Five Pillars by developing programs to address issues in road safety management, safer roads and mobility, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post-crash response. TSR’s current members include AB InBev, AIG, AT&T, Chevron, Ericsson, Facebook, GM, IBM, iHeartMedia, Octo Telematics, PepsiCo, Republic Services, Ryder, UPS, and Walmart. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org.
About General Motors
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at www.gm.com.