Youth and Road Safety Kit making national news in Iran

Youth and Road Safety Kit making national news in Iran

Recently, we announced the launch of our Youth and Road Safety Action Kit in Farsi (Persian) translated by our friends at TAC Iran. The Kit, part of our award winning Capacity Development Programme introduces young people to the global road safety crisis facing their generation as well as actionable steps that they can take. The Kit was translated into Farsi in Iran to bring much needed attention to youth and road safety issues in the country. The Farsi version of the Kit has been receiving massive attention all across the country.

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One article featured in the IRNA news press stated:

Dr Will Parks, UNICEF Iran Representative participated in the launching ceremony for the Persian translation of the book titled “Youth and Road Safety Action Kit” held in Touring and Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Three thousand copies of the book will be distributed among Iranian road safety stakeholders, authorities as well as the youth.

 

The campaign aims at strengthening protection of children on the world’s roads. It focuses on education for safer walking and cycling to school, safe driving on roads and the correct use of seatbelts and child restraints.

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Read the Press Document on national news in Iran.

In his remarks, Mr Ebrahim Rezaei, Managing Director of the Touring and Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stated that,

"Every year some 18 thousand people who are mostly under the age of 30 lose their lives due to road accidents in Iran. To save the lives of the youth who are the country’s assets, we need to invest in raising awareness of the general public about the root causes of road accidents".


Floor Lieshout, Director of YOURS said, "I really appreciate the collaboration between TAC Iran and YOURS. We are hoping that these 3000 Farsi Action Kits will enable the youth of Iran to learn about the road safety and take action".

Download: Persian Youth and Road Safety Action Kit