Youth Advisory Board from the Youth Coalition share road safety experiences

Youth Advisory Board from the Youth Coalition share road safety experiences

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety is powered by the Youth Advisory Board, a powerful group of young people from around the globe from different backgrounds tied together by their passion and commitment for safer roads and sustainable mobility.

Through the coalition website, www.claimingourspace.org, members of the Youth Advisory Board shared how their fields connect with road safety and sustainable mobility. Check out the first batch! 

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Redefining the Inevitable – An Opinion Piece from Australia
Grace writes about road safety in Australia and how it was time to work on changing the statistics. With the new Decade of Action for Road Safety, Grace emphasizes that we must commit to achieving Target 3.6 which is to halve the number of road-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030.

As a member of the Youth Advisory Board, Grace assists with global partnerships and advocacy work. Read her article here:

Redefining the Inevitable

 

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Road Safety through the Lens of Development Communication
Development Communication is focused on using communication to educate people on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this piece, Maolin discusses the importance of communication in the road safety movement.

She talks about how the use of social media tools help promote and raise awareness on important issues such as road safety and sustainable mobility. She continues by saying that social media and communication are also powerful tools in engaging youth.

Maolin works under communications and capacity development as a youth advisory board member. Read her article here:

Road Safety through the Lens of Development Communication 

 

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The Correlation Between Climate and Road Safety
A clear connection between climate and road safety is seen through the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by modern machines such as cars and other road safety vehicles.

In her article, Soumita notes that urbanization, connectivity, and daily commute have made the transport system necessary for success and progress. A busier transport system means more options for safer and more sustainable mobility.

As a member of the Youth Advisory Board, Soumita handles the capacity development needs of the group – providing materials and resources that could improve the knowledge and abilities of coalition members.

Read her article here:

The Correlation Between Climate and Action

 

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Vida Urgente: Youth Leading the Change
Vida Urgente is a program under the Thiago de Moraes Foundation that develops projects and actions of education, culture, assistance, and social mobilization as guided by its mission to preserve life and road safety. 

In his article, Thiago talks about how Vida Urgente continues to empower youth to become road safety leaders and activists. He talks about how youth are leading the change for safer roads and sustainable mobility.

As a youth advisory board member, Thiago helps in planning and executing advocacy activities. Read his article here:

Vida Urgente: Youth Leading the Change