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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Global Actions January 16, 2013

Key Recent Milestones:

· United States: The Transportation Research Board (TRB) held its Annual Meeting this week in Washington, D.C. Over 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world attended the meeting which included a workshop that provided an update on activities for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. The meeting was a chance for ICAP to meet with road safety officials, including Senior Advisory Group members Kathy Stewart and Fred Wegman, on issues related to drink driving. ICAP’s Shushanna Mignott attended several sessions on road safety and impaired driving.

Global Actions in Focus: Pune, India Traffic Police Workshops

india1small.jpgAs part of ICAP’s support for industry actions to reduce harmful drinking in India, ICAP completed a series of training workshops with Pune traffic police

 in December 2012.

Approximately 150 traffic police officials participated in the workshops that trained attendees on Diageo’s DRINKiQ resources and international blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels.

“The objective of the capacity-building workshops is to equip traffic police with the tools to share the principles of responsible drinking,” said ICAP’s India Country Coordinator Hetal Ghandi. The workshop was completed in time for Pune’s Road Safety Fortnight from January 1 to 15, 2013.

Sponsored by Diageo, DRINKiQ provides a comprehensive resource on alcohol-related topics for consumers, parents, retailers, teachers, community officials, and others with an interest in responsible drinking. Read more about DRINKiQ here.

What’s Happening Next:

· Vietnam: Global Actions Vietnam Country Manager Lan Huong Nguyen will be attending the Vietnam Beer Alcohol Beverage Association (VBA) annual review seminar on January 18, 2013. VBA is a partner for Global Actions drink driving initiatives in Vietnam.