ROSCO Award for Innovation in Road Safety
This award is made to the organisation, operator or employee who, in the opinion of the judges, has made the most innovative contribution towards safe driving during the past year.
Winner, Gold Award
Driver Walk-around Check App - Distinctive Systems
The Distinctive Systems Driver Walk-around Check App makes it easier to ensure drivers are complying with their statutory duty to carry out a daily walk-around check and report any defects found. The app guides the driver through the complete process of performing their check allowing them to record any defects found using pre-defined lists of descriptions, free type text and pictures taken on the phone. The results the driver submits immediately notify the workshop department of any impending maintenance problems in Distinctive Systems' Vehicle Maintenance System, whilst the operations team are warned of any issues that could affect future vehicle allocations in the company's Coach Manager software.
The judges noted that this app offers many advantages over a paper system and improves the operator's ability to maintain safety standards.
Winner, Silver Award
DriveCam - National Express
Lytx DriveCam is a video system which records the road and the driver's actions. If anything out of the ordinary happens - from harsh breaking to a collision - it automatically sends a 12 second video clip, which includes a few seconds leading up to the incident, to the experts at Lytx for review and is posted to a secure website for the relevant Depot teams to view. This allows National Express to give extra training to drivers who need it and embed a safety culture. Being able to view the short clip of footage leading up to an event means drivers can also be praised on their evasive action to avoid a collision. It also identifies geographical trouble spots where recurring issues can be seen allowing the provision of route-specific training to drivers, and also give highways authorities evidence to encourage them to improve the road if needed. The driveCam system is now fitted as standard alongside Traffilog and Alcolock systems on all National Express coaches, underlining the company's commitment to safety.
The judges were pleased to see National Express leading the way for the industry with a measure that not only improves road safety, but alos the comfort of passengers through the avoidance of harsh driving.
Winner, Bronze Award
Safety As Standard - Anthony's Travel
'Safety as Standard' is the phrase that describes Runcorn-based Anthony's Travel. Despite being a small company, the business realises the advantages to be gained from investment in technology and training to create a safer environment for its staff, customers and other road users.
Anthony's impressed the judges with safety and training endemic throughout the organisation and seen very much as the operating standard.
Who can be nominated?
This category is open to authorities, coach operators, individual managers or licensed PCV drivers.
… and by whom?
We welcome nominations from employers, customers and organisations campaigning or promoting safety and safe driving. Self-nomination is acceptable.
Criteria and Entry Requirements
The award will be based on the quality of the information supplied. The information should:
- Describe the contribution made to safe driving by the individual or initiative
- State how the initiative was executed, showing the methods used and why
- Supply evidence showing the results or improvements made to safe driving
- State whether the results are likely to be sustainable and how they might be more widely applied in the industry
- Describe any future plans for further development.
- Supply appropriate examples of the any materials used in any campaign or initiative associated with the nomination.