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Business champion tesco.com wins top European road safety award

Tesco.com, one of more than 50 public and private sector organisations that have earned business champion status under the Driving for Better Business campaign, which is delivered by RoadSafe, has been presented with a European Road Safety Charter award.

The Charter organisation's Excellence in Road Safety Awards recognised businesses, federations and associations, institutions, non-governmental organisation and local authorities that stood out for their commitment to road safety in 2010.

Tesco.com, which is a signatory to the Charter, won the award in the category for large multinational enterprises and was the only UK-based winner among the six recipients this year.

The award was collected in Brussels by Tesco.com's groceries operations director Keith Price, who, reflecting on the current harsh economic climate, said: "In a time when budgets are tight, investing in road safety pays for itself."

More than 2,000 organisations across Europe have signed the Charter, which is a European Commission initiative across the public and private sectors and research institutions dedicating to reducing the number of road accidents.

The Charter is Europe's largest road safety community which has as its target the ambition to halve the overall number of road deaths in the European Union with the saving of 25,000 lives by 2020.

The Excellence in Road Safety Award is the latest to be won by Tesco.com, which was one of the very first Driving for Better Business campaign business champion fleets.

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