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A view on road safety in India: much to do - Opinion Piece

A view on road safety in India: much to do - Opinion Piece

Road safety is a critical issue in India. The number of vehicles on its roads is rising, urban centres are congested, and motorway networks are expanding. However, the rules and regulations governing road safety date back to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (MVA), which is outdated and poorly enforced.

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Brian's Column: Dying Like A Man? Mind your language!

Brian's Column: Dying Like A Man? Mind your language!

Our monthly columnist from Africa, Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with another thought provoking article on all things youth and road safety. In this article, he explores the concept of masculinity and road safety; what does it mean to "be a man" and what are the implications for road safety practise? 

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Delft Road Safety Course applications now open

Delft Road Safety Course applications now open

Our friends over at the Delft Road Safety Course have opened the applications for their new course, which takes place in September 2016 in the Netherlands. This renowned course offers a robust, multi-faceted insight into road safety and offers scholarships for people in low and middle-income countries. Find out more.

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Road safety campaigning in Russia takes leaps forward

Road safety campaigning in Russia takes leaps forward

Our Regional Coordinator on the YOURS CORE Group, Mr Alexander Revskiy gives us an update on road safety activities, campaigning and efforts taking place across the country. Lots has been happening since he last updated us.

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Road Safety Grants Programme: Call for Proposals - Round 9

Road Safety Grants Programme: Call for Proposals - Round 9

The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Call for Proposals for Round 9 of the Road Safety Grants Programme. Initiated in early 2012 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Road Safety Grants Programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.

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European Road Safety Tunes - a youth project for road safety!

European Road Safety Tunes - a youth project for road safety!

Our European friends are finding new ways to engage with young people on road safety. A new project, called European Road Safety Tunes has been initiated to combat 4.990 fatalities in the age group 15-24 in Europe. This is the reason why Safety Tunes will focus on the target group of young road users – cyclists, moped-riders, motor-cyclists and car-drivers – from 15-24 years.

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Pope Francis signs the Child Declaration for Road Safety!

Pope Francis signs the Child Declaration for Road Safety!

His Holiness Pope Francis has given his support to the global #SaveKidsLives campaign, which draws attention to the 500 lives of children lost in road traffic crashes each day and urges action to reduce this preventable toll.

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YOURS facilitators in Belize continue to create big impact!

YOURS facilitators in Belize continue to create big impact!

Back in 2014, CDB approached YOURS to run our signature programme to educate and inspire young people to take road safety action. This two year collaboration built a strong partnership from the ground up in Belize and was undertaken. Since then, the facilitators have continued to create a massive impact in the country by reaching their peers in their own road safety workshops, placing peer-education at the forefront at their approach.

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Targeting Road Safety Now and in the New Year - NTSB United States

Targeting Road Safety Now and in the New Year - NTSB United States

Our friends over at the National Transport Safety Board in the United States start the year with a reflection on the groundbreaking efforts of 2015. The last year has seen some remarkable action for road safety and Dr. T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, who was a key note speaker at our Side Event for Children and Youth in Brasilia shares her thoughts.

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Season's Greetings from YOURS! - We reflect on 2015

Season's Greetings from YOURS! - We reflect on 2015

2015 has been an incredible year of action and the culmination of lots of global efforts of the past few years. The YOURS office will be closing on 21st December for our annual festive break and so we will catch you in the New Year! In the mean time, we reflect on some of the big achievements of 2015!

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Road Impact Cayman Islands: a documentary on road safety

Road Impact Cayman Islands: a documentary on road safety

Following one of the deadliest years on Cayman’s roads, a new documentary is shedding light on the issue of road safety in the Cayman Islands. Cayman 27 has partnered with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service to produce the 30-minute documentary, called “Road Impact: Cayman Islands,” which aims to improve road safety and prevent the tragic crashes in which individuals can be seriously injured or killed.

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Side-event in Brasilia a hit with participants

Side-event in Brasilia a hit with participants

Within the context of the Second High Level Conference on Road Safety, a number of side-event took place, which focused on a range of key thematic road safety topics. In the evening of the first day of the conference, a side-event of Road Safety for Children and youth brought much needed critical focus to the plight of children and youth on the world's roads. The side-event proved to be a big success and offered a positive experience with participants.

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A call to action for decision makers - youth statement at Brasilia

A call to action for decision makers - youth statement at Brasilia

The 2nd High-Level Conference on road safety took place at the CICB in Brasiia, Brazil from 18-19th November 2015. The event brought together a global host of road safety stakeholders from international organizations, national government delegations, ministers, the private sector academia, NGOs and campaigners. As part of the closing ceremony, Director of YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Mr Floor Lieshout delivered a statement on behalf of youth.

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Reporting back from Brasilia - NGO Rally and Child Health Forum

Reporting back from Brasilia - NGO Rally and Child Health Forum

November has been a massive month for global road safety with a number of key events taking place. The pinnacle of which was the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, which took place on the 18th-19th November 2015. In the same week, a number of pre events took place bringing renewed focus on a range of road safety topics.

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Side-Event on Children & Youth at Brasilia High-Level Meeting

Side-Event on Children & Youth at Brasilia High-Level Meeting

Along with a multitude of partners, YOURS have organized a side-event Road Safety for Children & Youth at the 2nd High Level Meeting on Road Safety, taking place on 18th November 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil. The side-event is part of the meeting's official list of side-events taking place during the event to bring attention to road safety issues facing the global community at large.

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Brian's Column: Why are road crashes reported like normal occurences?

Brian's Column: Why are road crashes reported like normal occurences?

Our regular monthly columnist Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with his take on all things youth and road safety in Africa. This month, he places a focus on journalism and road safety in the media. A time where road traffic crashes remain the biggest killer of youth, he stresses that news should stop painting crashes to be an normal occurance but rather an investigative journey into prevention.

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WHO: New Global Status Report on Road Safety

WHO: New Global Status Report on Road Safety

Today the World Health Organization released a new Global Road Safety Status Report (2015). An important milestone monitoring the worldwide progress made on preventing road traffic injuries. Road traffic injuries remain the #1 cause of death for people aged 15-29 years.

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Commemorate the World Day of Remembrance: 15 Nov 2015

Commemorate the World Day of Remembrance: 15 Nov 2015

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.

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Hollywood's Luc Besson delivers powerful #SaveKidsLives message

Hollywood's Luc Besson delivers powerful #SaveKidsLives message

Acclaimed movie director Luc Besson has joined the #SaveKidsLives campaign, directing a powerful advocacy film highlighting the dangers, poor infrastructure and inequities facing millions of children around the world in their daily journey to and from school.

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Celebrate International Walk to School Day with #SaveKidsLives

Celebrate International Walk to School Day with #SaveKidsLives

The 7th October signifies International Walk to School day. The day promotes the fact that walking and bicycling to school is fun, healthy, promotes a cleaner environment, promotes safety and has clear community benefits. As we know, all around the world, many children do not make it school. In fact over 500 children are killed everyday on the world's roads. We encourage you to celebrate International Walk to School Day by signing the Child Declaration for Road Safety to #SaveKidsLives

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