Recently, our Head of Communications, Manpreet Darroch undertook an interview in his home country with Room 9 Media in a new series of podcast run by this creative company. Room 9 Media was started in 2011 by John and Denise Billington. They have years of experience in safer and sustainable travel, communications and education. They have been developing new and exciting resources ever since.
Right from the start, their objectives have been simple: to tackle the issues children and families face on the roads. So whether it’s pedestrian safety, parking problems or sustainable travel, tey seek to deliver a memorable message that’s both relevant and engaging.
Room 9 Media recently started a new podcast amidst the pandemic, to hear from voices across sustainable transport and road safety. In episode 3, they spoke with our Head of Communications, Mr Manpreet Darroch about his road safety journey and the work of YOURS.
Manpreet said, "It was a great opportunity to reflect on the work we've done as a global road safety NGO but also on my own journey in the field. Road traffic crashes remain the biggest killer of youth globally so there's much more work to be done. I hope this interview gives an insight into the work we do and why we do it".
Room 9 Media posted, "Manpreet Darroch is an amazing communicator who works extensively with young people across the world. He is the Head of Communications for the Global Youth Network at YOURS - Youth for Road Safety.
He talks about why road traffic crashes are the biggest killer of young people across the world and how, young people themselves can be part of the solution. He was also heavily involved with the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety in February of this year.
We talked about what his job role entails, the World Youth Assembly, what's being done to reduce the number of road traffic injuries, the inspiring changes he's seen occur, as well as much more. Hope you enjoy!"