The International Telecomminications Union (ITU) run an annual ITU World Telecom summit and this year, as part of their mission to find solutions to complex global issues through technology, call upon young innovators to address key issues. As part of those issues, young people are invited to address the road safety crisis through technology! If you're interested read on!
It doesn’t matter: what ITU want want are innovative solutions which can really make an impact on the world and improve people’s lives by using connected technologies (ICTs) to address one of our Six Grand Challenges:
Of course, YOURS shares information about this opportunity to encourage youth leaders from our Global Youth Network for Roaf Safety with innovative ideas to address road safety via technology to apply, although you can apply for any category if you fit the criteria.
ITU explain the road safety problem and the need for innovative solutions here:
Around 1.3 million people die each year on the world’s roads and millions sustain non-fatal injuries, particularly young people. Technology has focused on innovation within the automotive sector – it now needs to drive the road safety debate. How can we use technology to make the roads safer for both drivers and pedestrians?