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Vote for FedEx's video - Boston College Contest to #SaveKidsLives

Vote for FedEx's video - Boston College Contest to #SaveKidsLives

FedEx is one of the largest companies in the world and have actively been working to spread the messages of road safety around the world. As company that works in over 250 cities in the United States offering key delivery services, they also recognise that road safety is incredibly important, especially since they have many delivery vans on the road. They have created an hard hitting video on road safety and kids and entered it into a CSR contest.

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Unique crowdfunding opportunity for road safety initiatives in UK

Unique crowdfunding opportunity for road safety initiatives in UK

Crowdfunding gives you the platform to raise money and generate support for individual projects and gives the crowd the opportunity to invest in an idea they believe in. As part of their Road Safety campaign AXA have teamed up with Crowdfunder to enable local initiatives to find the funding necessary to make roads safer for everyone.

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Road safety meets art - Graffiti expression explores key themes

Road safety meets art - Graffiti expression explores key themes

Road safety is often considered a topic that is 'uncool' and some go to the extent as calling it 'unsexy', yet YOURS has been revolutionizing that notion for many years. In those years, we have come across incredible pracitices for road safety that firmly place their ideas outside of the box and create something new, engaging and innovative. A case example is a recently graffiti workshop conducted by Mohammad Ali, a world famous graffiti artist who took up the cause of road safety recently.

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His cousin's death inspired an Indian road safety campaign

His cousin's death inspired an Indian road safety campaign

The Guardian has featured many stories on road safety in the past years, especially with The Guardian Global Development series. In this article, the tell the touching story of when one man's cousin was killed in a road traffic crash, a campaign was started that could potentiall save millions of lives.

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Don't Take a Picture, Take a Drive! - youth campaign from Serbia

Don't Take a Picture, Take a Drive! - youth campaign from Serbia

A group of Serbian students recently shared their campaign video with us on the trend of young using social media behind the wheel. In their efforts to raise awareness, the girls have created a campaign video focusing on "selfies" behind the wheel. Check it out here.

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A Present for my Little Ones - Road Safety Poem by Kenyan Leader

A Present for my Little Ones - Road Safety Poem by Kenyan Leader

In late 2012, YOURS worked with an exceptional group of young Kenyan leaders to train them as facilitators. Many of them still talk of the day that road safety spark was ignited in them and passion for the cause born. One of those facilitators, a young leader working for the Kenya Red Cross, was inspired by the #SaveKidsLives campaign and wrote this poem.

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WHO Publish Road Safety Media Brief for journalists and media

WHO Publish Road Safety Media Brief for journalists and media

The World Health Organization have published a new Road Safety Media brief to enable journalists all around the world to accurately report on road safety around the world. The brief gives media personnel around the world bitesized evidence based information ready for publication, especially in placing a much needed spotlight on the cause as a major global health issue.

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Getting ready for the Post-2015 Development Agenda negotiations

Getting ready for the Post-2015 Development Agenda negotiations

Our friends at the FIA Foundation explain the latest processes of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and what it means for road safety. Read how you can get involved with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and the latest information on the process as it reaches its climax this year.

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Promoting walking in Africa - what's at stake? - Article by CityLab

Promoting walking in Africa - what's at stake? - Article by CityLab

Africa is the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt to encourage walkability and prevent isolating sprawl. There has been a focus on 'sharing the road' for some time. This article by CityLabs written by Sam Sturgis explains the African situation.

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Death Rides a Moto - global article focus by Foreign Policy

Death Rides a Moto - global article focus by Foreign Policy

The world's most pressing public health crisis isn't AIDS or Ebola or malaria -- it's a soaring number of motorcycle fatalities. And it's costing developing countries billions. An article written by Foreign Policy, an online and print news outlet have placed renewed focus on road safety. It places a spotlight on the increasing rate of motorcycles in the low and middle-income countries and its rising burden of road crashes.

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Brian's Column: Does Music instruct us to drive recklessly?

Brian's Column: Does Music instruct us to drive recklessly?

Our regular columnist, Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back on all things youth and road safety, from an African perspective. This time, he addresses some of the messages in music. While many things interact with our understanding of road behaviour, could music be another factor in play? Brian explores!

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Delft Road Safety Course opens for participation for 2015

Delft Road Safety Course opens for participation for 2015

After the very successful courses in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Delft Road Safety Courses decided to continue the course in 2015. The 2015 course programme will be largely inline with the previous courses and will be supplemented with key assets of the FIA Foundation Road Safety Leadership Initiative. Participants from all over the world, who took part in these courses, awarded the course with very high ratings.

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New report: 'Young Adults' Licence Behaviour' in the UK - RAC Foundation

New report: 'Young Adults' Licence Behaviour' in the UK - RAC Foundation

A new report entitled, 'Young Adults' License Behaviour - Holding and Driving Behaviour in the UK' written by the RAC foundation makes some interesting examinations on the changing trends in youth's lives. Today’s young adults are experiencing a delayed transition to adulthood. Many young people are staying in education longer, entering employment later and making the transition to residential independence, partnership and parenthood at older ages.  

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Register your event for the Third UN Global Road Safety Week

Register your event for the Third UN Global Road Safety Week

The World Health Organization website have opened a calendar of events to map activities taking place during the Third UN Global Road Safety Week taking place on 4-10 May 2015. For all organizations planning to run events during the week, you are encouraged to register at the WHO website. It is hoped that sharing information about your event will inform and inspire others.

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Drying up the Indian highways - A 'risky' war to counter drunk driving

Drying up the Indian highways - A 'risky' war to counter drunk driving

Long standing friend of YOURS and international road safety advocate Mr Harman Singh SIdhu single handily took on the might of Liquor Mafia, well supported by the State and Politicians, to seek removal of liquor shops dotting the Indian Highways. Right out of a Bollywood movie, facing threats to life, being chased by the goons while out to get photographs as evidence, he carried on supported by a core team of his NGO, ArriveSAFE.

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American Super Bowl runs campaign: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

American Super Bowl runs campaign: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. This sporting event is, by any stretch of the imagination, a mix of celebration, national pride and often a few drinks. That's why a new campaign has been launched to curb drink driving during this period.

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The Driving Dead - a high end spin-off of Walking Dead for road safety

The Driving Dead - a high end spin-off of Walking Dead for road safety

Many fans of The Walking Dead know Michael Rooker for his work as Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead, but now they should know him as a safety advocate as well. The Driving Dead is a Public Service Announcement that is set up into a miniseries of YouTube videos.  They are designed to promote seatbelt use as well as discourage drinking and driving. 

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Brian's Column: A ‘Spirit of Death’ on African Roads?

Brian's Column: A ‘Spirit of Death’ on African Roads?

This month, our regular columnist on all things African Youth and Road Safety issues, Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with an observational column on his recent experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While road safety remains a struggle, certain transport methods can make it almost impossible to reach somewhere safely.

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Beyond the Driving Test - Tire safety and maintenance from Michelin

Beyond the Driving Test - Tire safety and maintenance from Michelin

YOURS Founding Member Michelin has recently published a brilliant guide to tire safety called, 'Beyond the Driving Test'. Automobile accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens in America, with 5,000 deaths each year. What’s more, of the 2.2 million accidents per year among inexperienced drivers, 12 percent can be attributed to tire related issues, such as insufficient tread or pressure. Even so, few driver’s education programs offer instruction on tire maintenance and safety.

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Street plays, rich in historical culture promote road safety in India

Street plays, rich in historical culture promote road safety in India

In India, the rich tapestry of cultural stories are told to children from a very young age. This include stories of Gods, villians, heroes and demons. Playing on cultural values, Transport and Police Departments in India have supported a street play that brings back the messengers of death on the road to warn people of their actions on the road in an indirect yet personal way.

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