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@Lina_Konst from @EuroRAP: "Road infrastructure needs to be safe for all #roadusers. And we need to tackle that proactively and reactively!" It was a pleasure hosting you at our conference!

15 oct 20
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What do people see as the main risk to their safety?  Terrorism? War?... @LR_Foundation asked this question to 150,000 people in 142 countries: The answer was… road traffic injuries The 2nd Decade of Action for #RoadSafety 2021-2020 is timely &needed.

7 oct 20
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So happy to participate to my 1st physical meeting after such a long time @EU_Commission High level Group on #RoadSafety

1 oct 20
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Congratulations to @didierdrogba, our @FIA #3500LIVES #RoadSafety Global Campaign Ambassador, for this well-deserved honorary distinction

30 sep 20
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#MobilityWeek 2020 starts tomorrow! We want our cities to become #safer, #cleaner and #accessible to all. During this week and beyond participant cities from all around Europe will show how #greener and more #digital they all could look like.

15 sep 20
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Improving vehicle safety is an important priority for Africa the continent with the highest fatality rate per 100,000 population in the world. We therefore use our #SaferCarsForAfrica results to encourage Africa Governments to apply the most important UN vehicle safety standards.

24 aoû 20
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❗Es ist soweit: die neuen Autobahnplakate sind da und zwar im Pop-Art-Stil #DVR @DGUV @BMVI #RuntervomGas 😎 Finger weg vom Handy und sicher ans Ziel kommen #VisionZero @ACE_autoclub @GBundespolizei

9 sep 20

#notextingwhiledriving #roadsafety #visionzero #50by30 #parkyourphone SafeDrivePod offers a complete solution that ensures the smartphone screen is locked while driving. @VWGroup @BMW @Daimler

9 sep 20
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Today marks my one year anniversary working as Secretary General at EuroRAP working together with the EU member states for a vision zero strategy for safer roads. Thank you to the #transportationgr for the interview (in Greek) talk…

8 sep 20
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'We gebruiken onze mobiele telefoon vaker dan ooit, maar verkeer en sociale media gaan écht niet samen,' aldus minister @CvNieuwenhuizen. Daarom starten we de #MONO-campagne weer op. Laat je onderweg niet afleiden. #rijMONO #KomVeiligThuis 🚗🚲

7 sep 20

#visionzero #50by30 #monozakelijk #safedrivepod #notextingwhiledriving

1 sep 20
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AutoBinck Group N.V. stapt in bij SafeDrivePod International B.V.. Mobiliteitsbedrijf #AutoBinck heeft een belang genomen in de Nederlandse scale-up #SafeDrivePod, de innovator die smartphonegebruik achter het stuur voorkomt. Eén o…

28 aoû 20
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It’s time to give you the update on the #FleetEuropeSummit 2020. Of course, the Summit will take place and the dates stay the same: 17 & 18 November. The location? Wherever you are: from your home, your office or any other place! More information ⬇️

25 aoû 20

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Brussels Region wants to reduce use of smartphones while driving

The Brussels Region is working on a digital solution that would allow the smartphone screen to be blocked to prevent motorists from calling while driving using SafeDrivePod

Making calls while driving may soon be a thing of the past in Belgium’s capital. The Brussels region is working on a digital solution that would allow the smartphone screen to be blocked in order to prevent motorists from calling while driving. The use of the smartphone via the hands-free kit will remain possible.

Real scourge
The problem of the telephone while driving is a real scourge in the Brussels Region. In 2018, some 10.451 drivers were fined, or nearly 29 motorists fined each day. Although the numbers are decreasing, they are still high.

There have been several awareness-raising campaigns in the past, but now Bianca Debates (CD&V), Brussels Secretary of State for Road Safety and Digital Transition, wants to go one step further.

“A call for projects has been launched for initiatives that combine road safety and the digital dimension. It is likely that one or the other project will involve a system to block the telephone as soon as the car is in motion. It would first be a voluntary pilot project”, explains Debaets.

This blocking system would be done via the SafeDrivePod application. “The motorist installs a small device that would allow the smartphone screen to be locked when the person is driving, preventing him from viewing his messages and other applications”, explains Touring.

The operation of this too is very simple. First step, just install the device – it is smaller than a 50-cent coin – in the front passenger compartment before downloading the SafeDrivePod application to the smartphone. When the driver enters his vehicle, SafeDrivePod automatically connects via Bluetooth to the smartphone.

Screen lock
As soon as the vehicle exceeds a speed of 10 km/hour, the pod locks the smartphone’s display. It is only deactivated if the user is stopped for more than 30 seconds, for example in a major traffic jam.

On the other hand, SafeDrivePod allows you to easily use your smartphone to make or receive a call with the hands-free kit, and is thus less radical than other phone blocking solutions.

Fearing for the privacy
According to a recent study, 10% of Belgian drivers continue to make calls with their mobile in their hands, and this type of application helps to stop the phenomenon.

However, this solution as already been tested in several companies. “Employees were concerned about this tool, fearing for their privacy”, says Benoît Godart, spokesperson for traffic safety institute, Vias.

Dutch application
SafeDrivePod is a Dutch invention. At the English road safety congress Brake Road Safety Fleet has won the Fleet Safety Product Award for ‘the product that has the most impact on road safety through innovation’.

The company SafeDrivePod, headquartered in Oosterbeek, operates in more than 20 countries. Its customers include global fleet owners, insurers and leasing companies. Touring has also tested SafeDrivePod for two weeks. Their findings were positive, but they feel that the consumption of the smartphone battery can be optimized because it is now running out of power quickly by the localization.

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