The new road safety training programme produced by UPM and the Finnish Road Safety Council, Liikenneturva, has reached thousands of UPM employees globally, in nine different languages. The new training model encourages people to think about how they act behind the wheel.
In addition to city bikes, the City of Helsinki has electric scooters for joint use. The Finnish Road Safety Council reminds people that they need to familiarise themselves with the scooters and be aware of the traffic rules before using the scooters.
It is easy to improve pedestrian safety by wearing a reflector in the dark and using the pedestrian crossing when crossing the road where possible. Appropriate footwear for the weather conditions, especially when the roads are slippery, can reduce the risk of accidents.
Driver distraction and inattention in road traffic and the resulting accidents have become a world-wide problem. Drivers are often tempted to use their mobile phones while driving, even though studies have shown that the risk of accident is increased for drivers using mobile phones while driving.