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YOURS to deliver youth workshop in Iceland this month

YOURS to deliver youth workshop in Iceland this month

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Brian's Column: Why do our leaders rarely take public road transport?

Brian's Column: Why do our leaders rarely take public road transport?

Brian is back with his  regular columns of road safety through the eyes of a young person in Africa. He asks the question, Why do our leaders rarely take public road transport? Hear his take on all things African Road Safety.

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Website for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is now live!

Website for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is now live!

We have been working on a brand new event website for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety. his website is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about the Assembly. Young leaders from across the world will gather to take action on their biggest public health threat of their time; road traffic crashes.  Together, we will be #ClaimingOurSpace for safer mobility and at the decision-making table!

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Young people around the world will unite for road safety

Young people around the world will unite for road safety

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 Save the Date: The 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is happening!

Save the Date: The 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is happening!

We are super excited to share that in six months time, the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. The event is an official pre-event to the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety that takes place 19-20th February 2020.

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Get involved with the #CommitToAct campaign and take the People's Survey!

Get involved with the #CommitToAct campaign and take the People's Survey!

Commitment is not enough — road safety needs action. Following the #SpeakUp campaign and in the run up to the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety 2020, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety has launched #CommitToAct. #CommitToAct supports NGOs in pushing their local and national governments to make clear, meaningful, and specific commitments for road safety actions at policy, implementation, and enforcement levels, and then to track and highlight these commitments. These commitments can be big or small, but what matters is that they are acted on.

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Check out video testimonials from our South African Youth Ambassadors

Check out video testimonials from our South African Youth Ambassadors

Port Elizabeth was the destination for our third visit to South Africa to train a group of Youth Ambassadors for Road Safety. The training was a collaboration between the Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSPZA), the South African Red Cross (SARCS) and sponsored by the Michelin Corporate Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, we worked with a group of young leaders from across the Limpopo Province. This group undertook road safety actions across the province, in townships, schools and communities. This time round, GRSP worked with SARCS to select a group of young people from the Nelson Mandela University.

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YOURS participates in 1st Meeting of Eastern Mediterranean Road Safety Legislators

YOURS participates in 1st Meeting of Eastern Mediterranean Road Safety Legislators

From June 25 to the 27th, the First Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Region for Road Safety Legislators took place in Muscat, Oman. The forum reunited around 40 regional legislators and health leaders from more than 20 countries to discuss leadership, legislation and data.

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Reporting back from a successful Youth Ambassador Training in South Africa

Reporting back from a successful Youth Ambassador Training in South Africa

Port Elizabeth was the destination for our third visit to South Africa to train a group of Youth Ambassadors for Road Safety. The training was a collaboration between the Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSPZA), the South African Red Cross (SARCS) and sponsored by the Michelin Corporate Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, we worked with a group of young leaders from across the Limpopo Province. This group undertook road safety actions across the province, in townships, schools and communities. This time round, GRSP worked with SARCS to select a group of young people from the Nelson Mandela University.

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Driving should be your distraction, says this 'out-of-the-box' road safety ad

Driving should be your distraction, says this 'out-of-the-box' road safety ad

New Zealand spot from Clemenger BBDO paints keeping your eyes on the road as a blissful escape from your phone. In a world where young people are constantly bombarded, digitally, when driving young people who can legally drive should use it as an opportunity to 'switch off' from the digital and focus exclusively on the road.

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Why young people should demand a Safe System for our roads - NZ

Why young people should demand a Safe System for our roads - NZ

Road safety education empowers young people to get involved in the urgent work of making everyone’s journeys safer. A kōrero with Lisa Rossiter from the NZ Transport Agency. ‘New Zealand actually has a crisis on its hands,’ says Lisa Rossiter, the NZ Transport Agency’s Senior Manager, Strategic Interventions, when talking about death and serious injury rates from road crashes.

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Training with young humanitarians from Port Elizabeth kicks off in July

Training with young humanitarians from Port Elizabeth kicks off in July

From 15-19th July 2019, we will be joining partners in Eastern Cape of South Africa to deliver an empowerment training with young humanitarians in Port Elizabeth. 15 young people, selected from the South African Red Cross Society will be trained as Young Ambassadors in the region who will go on to run workshops and campaigns with university students and the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth.

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Brian's Column: Why are roads chronically being designed for vehicles?

Brian's Column: Why are roads chronically being designed for vehicles?

Brian is back with his  regular columns of road safety through the eyes of a young person in Africa. He asks the question, Why are roads designed only for vehciles? Calling out the system to take a human centered approach.

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We launch our new 'Youth Stars' programme in collaboration with iRAP and FedEx

We launch our new 'Youth Stars' programme in collaboration with iRAP and FedEx

YOURS has teamed up with International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) to create our new 'Youth Stars' programme, sponsored by FedEx. The three year programme will see a group of 5 Master Trainers from around the world be trained on the principles of the new 'Star Rating for Schools' methodology pioneered by iRAP. Youth Stars will is a programme expanding across the world with the potential to save young lives around universities and schools.

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70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

Tackling urban road safety must be a key priority for the European Union and European countries over the next decade, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of a new report. According to the data revealed today, road deaths on urban roads decreased at around half the rate of those on rural roads over the period 2010-2017. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – the three most vulnerable road user groups – represent 70% of those killed and seriously injured on urban roads.

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World Bicyle Day has so many benefits -  celebrate it this week!

World Bicyle Day has so many benefits - celebrate it this week!

The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked, states Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018 . Even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety.

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South African Youth Ambassadors project officially handed over to the province

South African Youth Ambassadors project officially handed over to the province

After a long and exciting journey with the Limpopo road safety ambassadors, GRSP South Africa and Michelin officially handed over the project to the Limpopo Department of Transport (DoT).

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Commonwealth Road Safety Initiative officially launches in London

Commonwealth Road Safety Initiative officially launches in London

Every year over 210,000 people are killed in road crashes and millions more are seriously injured in Commonwealth countries. Today road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young people aged 5-29 years. This is a major challenge for Commonwealth countries as over 60% of their populations are under 30. Improved road safety must become a major priority for Commonwealth countries concerned to protect the wellbeing and health of their children and young people.

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The Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week kicks off on 6th May 2019 - take part!

The Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week kicks off on 6th May 2019 - take part!

Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 6-12 May 2019. This Week will focus on leadership for road safety. It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the  Global Goals . Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives - #SpeakUp.

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