Michelin steps up road safety initiatives

ERJ staff report (DS)

Paris — Michelin is re-emphasising its commitment to road safety. Ariel Cabanès, Michelin’s Public Affairs department Road Safety project leader said, “1.2 million people died in road accidents and 50 million more were injured in 2004.”

Cabanès continued, “Statistics show that only 7 to 8 percent of accidents come from mechanical failure, 1 percent of which relate to a tyre problem. The lack of infrastructure and the poor condition of roads account for 10 to 15 percent of accidents. The remaining 85…

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