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PSA from Samsung India raises awareness of the selfie craze

PSA from Samsung India raises awareness of the selfie craze

After selling smartphones with the proposition of taking desirable selfies, Samsung is now creating awareness about the risks of taking selfies without enough safety precautions. The #SafeIndia campaign is part of Samsung’s CSR initiative to create road safety awareness.

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Virtual reality: negative emotions weaken levels of engagement

Virtual reality: negative emotions weaken levels of engagement

Research into the use of virtual reality (VR) road safety films suggests that playing on negative emotions through the use of, for example, a crash scene weakens the level of engagement and is likely to lead to participants detaching themselves from the scenario.

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Brian's Column: #Riding for Humanity, Interview with a Kenyan Youth Leader

Brian's Column: #Riding for Humanity, Interview with a Kenyan Youth Leader

This month, our guest columnist Brian Mwebaze Kanaahe takes us to Nairobi Kenya where he talks to Esther Muiruri: a self anointed environment and climate change addict leading the Ride for Humanity Campaign and how it relates to youth and road safety in Kenya’s  elections  already in high definition mode.

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"Bag a phone not a body" - Distracted driving campaign hits hard in Oz

It’s one of the fastest growing problems on Queensland (Australia) roads – distracted driving and its a big problem all around the world, especially facing youth. If you’ve texted, called, snapped a photo, entered an address, or updated a Facebook status while behind the wheel, you’re guilty.

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Might be a mate - cyclist campaign from Australia

Might be a mate - cyclist campaign from Australia

Road Safety Commission of Western Australia says its recent ‘Might Be a Mate’ cross-platform marketing campaign has achieved powerful results in spreading the safety message about cyclists. The initiative, launched in collaboration with Adshel and media and entertainment business HT&E, was heralded an Australian market-first, and used cross-platform synching to target motorists throughout Perth with messages via both radio and outdoor advertising digital panels. The ambition was to spread the message to save lives by humanising both cyclists and motorists to build mutual respect.

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UN Global Road Safety Week the most successful Week yet!

UN Global Road Safety Week the most successful Week yet!

The Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week has been a massive success! In fact, it has been described as the most successful UN Week yet! From 8-14 May 2017, campaigners, organizations, governments, companies and many others encouraged the world to #SlowDown. Over 1000 events were registered in more than 125 countries; taking place at national and community levels. The world pledged to #SlowDown.

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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections, and suicide are the biggest causes of death among adolescents.

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We welcome the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week

We welcome the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week

Dignitaries from around the world including the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan have released video statements to mark the opening of the 4th United Nations Global Road Safety Week. The week takes place from 8-14 May 2017 under the theme of speed management. The key message orientates around the slogan; Save Lives: #SlowDown.

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Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week kicks off in less than 2 weeks!

Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week kicks off in less than 2 weeks!

The Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week kicks in less than two weeks time from today! From 8-14 May 2017, campaigners, organizations, companies, governments and many more will encourage the world to #SlowDown. The Week is dedicated to speed management and we can all take steps to make our roads safer.

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Are you the next Alliance Advocate? Applications now open!

Are you the next Alliance Advocate? Applications now open!

The Alliance Empowerment Program selects Alliance Member participants to become Alliance Advocates. The first cohort underwent an intensive, tailored training program in August 2016 in Memphis, USA and now the Alliance is looking for the next cohort!

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Brian's Column: The link between litter and road safety? An African example!

Brian's Column: The link between litter and road safety? An African example!

Observational writing is one of Brian's specialities. Our regular column observes the state of play in his home country of Uganda and all across Africa and writes about them in reflection, tongue-in-cheek and thought provoking ways. In this column, Brian explores the link between road safety and littering, a phenomena not so unique to Uganda but exists in unique ways.

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Global Meeting focuses on halving road deaths by 2020

Global Meeting focuses on halving road deaths by 2020

The biannual Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Honorable Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister, Ministry of Transport Malaysia, officiated the Meeting’s opening on 5 April, followed by a press conference at the Sama-Sama Hotel.

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Asian Development Bank & YOURS talk youth participation!

Asian Development Bank & YOURS talk youth participation!

As part of the 5 th Global Meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the second day of pre-meeting workshops took place on the 4 th April. For our second involvement in the workshops, we joined with the leaders of the workshop, the Asian Development Bank, to build capacity on youth participation in road safety.  The workshop heard multitude ideas of how youth can drive change for road safety across Asia and the world and encouraged ‘meaningful participation’ in road safety.

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In what ways can road safety NGOs work with multi-lateral banks?

In what ways can road safety NGOs work with multi-lateral banks?

The Fifth Global Meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOS for road safety kicked off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 3 rd April 2017. As part of the Alliance’s continued empowerment efforts, a number of pre-meeting workshops were organized to give members unique insights into a range of road safety topics. One session that we participated in focused on how NGOs can engage with multi-lateral banks, to obtain support and buy in and partner with these financial institutions for development and social change in road safety.

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MENTOR-VIP open for applications with World Health Organization

MENTOR-VIP open for applications with World Health Organization

Applications for the 11th cycle of MENTOR-VIP are now open. This means individuals wishing to apply to be mentored during 2017-2018 may make their applications via our website (link given below) between now and May 5.

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Teen app promotes road safety with rewards - with frisky adverts

Teen app promotes road safety with rewards - with frisky adverts

Shotgun uses GPS to track each car journey you make for 1,000 miles. The app then scores the different elements of your driving and dishes out points based on your overall performance. Collecting these points unlocks different reward levels, earning you things like vouchers and free cinema tickets. You’ll also be given pointers along the way, giving you the tools to improve and win even more. You can even compare your score with friends on the leaderboard for extra bragging rights.

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New UN Road Safety Week website goes live! Save Lives - #SlowDown

New UN Road Safety Week website goes live! Save Lives - #SlowDown

We have been working with the World Health Organization and the FIA Foundation to build a new platform for the United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW). The fourth week takes place on 8-14 May 2017 with the tag line Save Lives #SlowDown. The week focuses on speed management and encourages people to take the pledge to #SlowDown.

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Brian's Column: Folks who overtake EVERYTHING on the road...why?

Brian's Column: Folks who overtake EVERYTHING on the road...why?

Our regular columnist, Brian Bilal Mwebaze from Uganda, Africa is back with a take on all this youth, road safety and Africa. This month, he places his eye on people who feel the need to overtake everything on the road. Those that need to get there quicker than anyone else and asks the question, "Why?". Check out his latest article.

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Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety -  Photo Contest for #SlowDown

Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety - Photo Contest for #SlowDown

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety is holding a photo contest for the Save Lives: #SlowDown campaig, the official campaign of the Fourth United Nations Road Safety week to encourage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world to take part. The Alliance will feature the best photos sent in on their social media during the next Alliance meeting. We encourage our youth network to also take part!

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The benefits of less speed - NZTA's new advert explains all

The benefits of less speed - NZTA's new advert explains all

This campaign puts a twist on previous campaigns which have focused on the consequences of more speed. This time it looks at the benefits of less speed . The big challenge in the area of speed is to get people to stop defending their perceived right to speed. As a contributing factor in 20% of all fatal and serious injury crashes, speed continues to be a serious issue on New Zealand roads. In 2015, 87 people were killed and 466 were seriously injured in speed-related crashes.

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