Team Alert - first youth NGO for road safety to win Prince Michael Award

Team Alert - first youth NGO for road safety to win Prince Michael Award

Our friends at Team Alert in the Netherlands have become the first youth-led NGO for road safety to be awarded the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. We congratulate them in their groundbreaking award and celebrate their success as a beacon for road safety NGOs around the world.

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Since 1987 our Awards have given public recognition to those who have improved road safety throughout Britain. Now the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognise outstanding achievement and innovation world-wide. The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognise achievements and innovations which will improve road safety.

Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme.

All road users, including pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, bikers and horse riders are asked to identify those whose initiatives make our roads safer and nominate them for an award. The winners of all the awards will be invited to meet HRH Prince Michael of Kent at a Gala Presentation held annually in December.

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Team Alert wins PMIRSA

Team Alert said, "The office of Team Alert was on Tuesday, December 9th fully decorated with balloons and streamers, because we won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. The first youth organization, we have managed to bring home this award, and we are of course quite a bit proud".

The awards that we have won is awarded to organizations working to improve road safety. The award has been awarded since 1987 to organizations in the UK and from 2009 are also included international organizations in the award ceremony. Team Alert is the winner in the category Safer Road Users, this category recognizes organizations that focus primarily on the behavior of road users.

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About Team Alert

Team Alert makes young people aware of their responsibility in traffic. They do this through original campaigns and road safety projects, we are developing a number of projects with funding from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. Team Alert opens dialogue with young people aged 12 to 24 years throughout the Netherlands during educational projects and campaigns. The target group of the educational projects are students from 12 to 18 years. The target group of the information projects are young people aged 16 to 24 years.

In 2013, Team Alert undertook 395 performances for which a total of 128,000 young people one-on-one have been addressed by the staff of Team Alert.

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