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UNRSC Updates - 4th UN Global Road Safety Week and Online Platform

UNRSC Updates - 4th UN Global Road Safety Week and Online Platform

The 22nd Meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) took place recently and included updates from members in the world of global road safety. Part of the meeting was dedicated to the United Nations Global Road Safety Week, which is set for May 2017. The theme for the week is speed ; the promotion of mesaures to reduce speed to save lives.

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New campaign says

New campaign says "rethink travel speed" - TAC Australia

The Transport Accident Commission has launched a provocative new campaign urging Victorians to rethink the speeds they drive at. The Rethink Speed campaign features a television advertisement reminding Victorians that speed doesn’t always cause crashes but it always determines the level of injuries sustained. It depicts seven different outcomes in an incident between a young boy on a bike and a car approaching at seven different speeds.

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Reporting back from GRSP Africa Road Safety 2016

Reporting back from GRSP Africa Road Safety 2016

Africa Road Safety 2016 marked the 5th GRSP road safety event in Africa since 2012. The event this year was held in Durban, South Africa. Under the banner, 'The Challenges for Communities, Cities, Companies and Countries', GRSP and partners brought together  120 stakeholders from more than 20 countries representing government, civil society, research bodies and the private sector for a comprehensive event comprising a range of stimulating capability building workshops, keynote addresses, high level panel discussions and plenary sessions over two full days.

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Kasi Road Safety - youth road safety action in South Africa!

Kasi Road Safety - youth road safety action in South Africa!

We spoke with the KASI Team recently at the GRSP Africa Summit in Durban, South Africa. They told us all about their innovative youth based work in preventing road crashes, particularly int he townships of South Africa. Through a range of creative means, from exhibitions to school visits and beyond, the KASI team are a great example of youth taking action for road safety. 

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Greener, more efficient and sustainable transport will save trillions of dollars

Greener, more efficient and sustainable transport will save trillions of dollars

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Brian's Column: Indicate where you’re headed, it will give you direction!

Brian's Column: Indicate where you’re headed, it will give you direction!

Our regular columnist and pundit on all things youth and road safety in Africa is back to talk about his recent experiences. His article focuses on the simple act of indicating. Whether in a vehicle or on two wheels, indication is a fundamental language that communicates intentions to other road users. So why is it that people often neglect it?

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The New Urban Agenda adopted in Quito, Ecaudor - road safety included

The New Urban Agenda adopted in Quito, Ecaudor - road safety included

This century will see a substantial majority of the world’s population living in urban centers. The Habitat III Conference had, at its mission, the adoption of a New Urban Agenda—an action-oriented document setting global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector. The Agenda has been adopted and specific reference to road safety, child health and urban  mobility have been included!

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Get 20% off the EASST Academy Course for road safety managers.

Get 20% off the EASST Academy Course for road safety managers.

Developed by EASST in partnership with Cranfield University and IRU Academy, this course is delivered online through 10 video lectures led by industry experts. Real examples are used throughout with accompanying material to read as you go. Rather than dry academic learning - this course is blended with case studies, animation videos and quizzes.

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Distracted driving ad has haunting plot twist - by AT&T, USA

Distracted driving ad has haunting plot twist - by AT&T, USA

For a full three minutes, AT&T's latest PSA-style ad lets you think it might be the one distracted driving message that doesn't end in tragedy. A cheerful father dutifully ignores his buzzing phone as he drives three laughing young girls to the pool — each vibration ratcheting up the underlying suspense.

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Check out Easst Academy - an online course for road safety managers

Check out Easst Academy - an online course for road safety managers

Developed by EASST in partnership with Cranfield University and IRU Academy, this course is delivered online through 10 video lectures led by industry experts. Real examples are used throughout with accompanying material to read as you go. Rather than dry academic learning - this course is blended with case studies, animation videos and quizzes.

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Halving road deaths and injuries by 2020 - African RS 2016

Halving road deaths and injuries by 2020 - African RS 2016

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and its partners will be working together to bring to the African continent Africa Road Safety 2016, 31 Oct - 2 Nov, in Durban, South Africa . This comprehensive capability building conference, our 5th annual event in Africa, will provide delegates with a range of stimulating capability building workshops, keynote addresses, high level panel discussions and plenary sessions over two full days with an invitational event for private sector organizations on day three. There will also be opportunities to cast an eye back to the 2015 conference, attended by delegates from 33 African countries, to investigate outcomes from return participants.

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Dad's Ride - an emotional campaign from our youth champions in Brazil

Dad's Ride - an emotional campaign from our youth champions in Brazil

Recently, our longstanding youth champions from Brazil, Vida Urgente released a new video to mark their 20th year of operation as one of the foremost youth organizations working in the field of road safety in the region. Their new video entitled, 'Dad's Ride' is both realistic, touching and memorable and we encourage you to view and share it.

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Habitat III: The New Urban Agenda & Road Safety

Habitat III: The New Urban Agenda & Road Safety

This century will see a substantial majority of the world’s population living in urban centers. The Habitat III Conference therefore has, as its mission, the adoption of a New Urban Agenda—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

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Safety 2016 World Conference publishes Tampere Declaration

Safety 2016 World Conference publishes Tampere Declaration

Every day violence and injuries take the lives of more than 14 000 people. Over 1,100 experts gathered in Tampere, Finland for Safety 2016, the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, are sharing the latest evidence and experiences from prevention programmes which have demonstrated dramatic success in saving lives.

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Child Health Initiative launched to support ‘safe journey for every child’

Child Health Initiative launched to support ‘safe journey for every child’

The Child Health Initiative comprises a founding partnership of UNICEF, Save the Children, UNEP, the World Resources Institute, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the FIA Foundation. Intended as an implementation partnership for the Global Goals, the headline mission is to work towards a vision that, by 2030, every child should enjoy a safe and healthy journey to school. The initiative was launched at an event held at ODI in London, with key note speakers including road safety advocate Zoleka Mandela; ODI Executive Director Kevin Watkins; the Chairman of the FIA Foundation, Lord Robertson; and the new Executive Director of UNICEF UK, Michael Penrose.

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One of India's most popular actors says #BeTheBetterGuy

One of India's most popular actors says #BeTheBetterGuy

As the 2nd biggest population in the world and the biggest film industry in the world, India's acting superstars are treated like 'demi-Gods' and wield influence across the world. Shah Rukh Khan is one of India's most celebrated actors, known as the, "King of Bollywood" and worth over $600 million. Shah Rukh Khan joining a road safety campaign therefore has the potential to reach millions, if not the billion people residing in India and beyond.

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Brian's Column: Why don’t we give #ZebraCrossings the respect they deserve?

Brian's Column: Why don’t we give #ZebraCrossings the respect they deserve?

Our monthly columnist and Regional Champion at YOURS for Anglophone Africa, Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with his views on all things African Road Safety. This month, he is back with a column about the importance of Zebra crossings around the world and a lack of respect in many low and middle income countries, predominantly in Africa. Read his latest column here.

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Delft Road Safety Course delivers another successful programme

Delft Road Safety Course delivers another successful programme

The Delft Road Safety course (DRSC) is a cooperation between Delft University of Technology, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Delft Post Graduate Education and Road Safety for All. The objective of DRSC is capacity building for road safety professionals in low and middle income countries by transferring knowledge on effective road safety strategies, action plans and projects.

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Alliance Advocates start their missions to save lives!

Alliance Advocates start their missions to save lives!

The  Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety  graduated its first Alliance Advocate cohort. The graduates have completed a state-of-the art training course -developed and delivered by YOURS- at FedEx Headquarters from 23 August to 1 September in Memphis, Tennessee, US.

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4th UN Global Road Safety Week 2017 - Save the Date!

4th UN Global Road Safety Week 2017 - Save the Date!

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

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