There is overwhelming evidence for the link between road safety and driver pay, international experts and global union leaders have told South Korean lawmakers.
A discussion forum on the ‘Global Trends towards Safe Rates and Implications for Legislative Improvements’ was held in the South Korean National Assembly on 28 September, the day before a parliamentary committee started reviewing an extension of Safe Rates legislation, which is set to lapse at the end of the year. Members of the Assembly heard from the delegation from the global transport unions federation ITF. Stephen Cotton, the ITF general secretary, said: 'The Safe Rates law lapses at the end of this year and some businesses have been shamelessly lobbying to stop its renewal. They want to trim costs by putting Korean road-users lives on the line. But Korea’s lawmakers and transport authorities around the world must understand: Safe Rates works.'
Source: ITF news release.