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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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Scary road safety adverts don’t work, yet they're everywhere - The Economist

Scary road safety adverts don’t work, yet they're everywhere - The Economist

Its a well documented topic of debate in the road safety community, do blood and guts adverts in road safety public service announcements have an impact on a road user's behaviour? According to new research, scary adverts are more memorable but less likely to change behaviour.

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Happy New Year from YOURS here's to a productive and safe 2015!

Happy New Year from YOURS here's to a productive and safe 2015!

As we wished a warm goodbye to 2014 and ushered in 2015, we look ahead to the new year bringing with it renewed resolve to make following 12 months successful for our global mission of safer roads the world over. There are some massive plans here at YOURS for 2015 as we continue with our role to make the world's roads safer for young people. We reflect on 2014 and look ahead to a productive and safe 2015.

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Road safety tips for the festive season - keep safe and enjoy yourself!

Road safety tips for the festive season - keep safe and enjoy yourself!

It seems everyone is in a hurry trying to wrap up their shopping and enjoy festive celebrations. But as you’re dashing around town, it’s important to keep road safety top of mind, as the streets are busier and drivers are distracted by their holiday to do lists, the roads often face icier conditions in the Western Hemisphere and the yule tide celebration can bring alcohol to the forefront.

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Superstar Actor becomes road safety ambassador in India

Superstar Actor becomes road safety ambassador in India

It's the biggest film industry in the world enjoyed by the whole world, regardless of if you speak Hindi or not many people enjoy the exuberance of Bollywood. There is no doubt that Bollywood actors have a huge impact on their fans in the world's biggest democracy; India. Global superstar actor Aamir Khan joins India's Transport Ministry as road safety ambassador.

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Young driver recognise road risks, 'But, Like, You Know, Whatever' - Australia

Young driver recognise road risks, 'But, Like, You Know, Whatever' - Australia

Our Coordinator in the Western Pacific Region, specifically in Australia Mr Joel Tucker has recently shared news about driver attitudes towards road safety in the country. The RAC in Australia have been involved in gaining young driver's views behind the wheel.

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Brian's Column: Sign a road safety declaration in record time of 2 minutes!

Brian's Column: Sign a road safety declaration in record time of 2 minutes!

This month, our regular columnist Brian is back on all things youth and road safety in Africa. This month, he turns into a storyteller explaining how it doesn't take a huge gesture to make your mark but even simpler, take part in #SaveKidsLives and forward on the Africa Champions opportunity!

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Team Alert - first youth NGO for road safety to win Prince Michael Award

Team Alert - first youth NGO for road safety to win Prince Michael Award

Our friends at Team Alert in the Netherlands have become the first youth-led NGO for road safety to be awarded the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. We congratulate them in their groundbreaking award and celebrate their success as a beacon for road safety NGOs around the world.

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Formula 1 and road safety - Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg - Allianz

Formula 1 and road safety - Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg - Allianz

British Champion in 1995 at age 10. Two time Formula 1 World Champion in 2014 at age 29, Lewis Hamilton is one of the most successful Forumal 1 racers of all time and alongside his fellow racer Nico Rosberg, the pair are driving home a road safety message with the support of Allianz.

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Dnt txt n drV Foundation by racing driver Tristan Nunez

Dnt txt n drV Foundation by racing driver Tristan Nunez

Tristan Nunez is a rising star in the racing circuit but while speed is at the forefront of his mind on the track, road safety and championing the message 'Don't text and drive' is his mantra out of the race car. Read more about his foundation and his work as a road safety conscious teenager in the US.

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#HolidayResponsibly launches in America for the festive period

#HolidayResponsibly launches in America for the festive period

According to a recent survey, 60% of Americans report alcohol is part of their family traditions around the holidays. Its more encouraging to know that 67% of Americans plan ahead for transportation when hosting/attending holiday parties. And, given that we know that parents are the leading influence over their kid’s decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol, we hope parents who include alcohol in family traditions will talk to their kids about the dangers of underage drinking

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Road Safety & Connected Mobility report - Michelin Challenge Bibendum

Road Safety & Connected Mobility report - Michelin Challenge Bibendum

YOURS was recently involved in the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, a bi-annual event hosted by our Founding Member, Michelin. For 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum edition, a Road Safety & Connected Mobility International task force, comprising leading international experts in road safety and connected mobility, has focused on the relation between interconnected mobility and road safety.

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National Road Safety Youth Champions in Anglophone Africa apply now!

National Road Safety Youth Champions in Anglophone Africa apply now!

YOURS is proud to announce to establishment of the YOURS National Road Safety Youth Champions in all English Speaking African Countries for 2015-2017. The National Road Safety Youth Champions will strengthen our Global Youth Network for Road Safety through the African Youth Network on Road Safety: a network of youth led institutions/organizations working in road safety in Africa.

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Global Youth Network for Road Safety support #SaveKidsLives campaign

Global Youth Network for Road Safety support #SaveKidsLives campaign

The #SaveKidsLives campaign officially kicked off last month to lead up to the 3rd United Nations Global Road Safety Week. It is great to see that lots of youth from our Global Youth Network for Road Safety are already taking part by signing the Child Declaration for Road Safety as well as taking #Safies.

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Carribean Development Bank President visits Belize youth facilitators

Carribean Development Bank President visits Belize youth facilitators

It has been nearly six months since we undertook the Training of Faciiltators with a group of exceptional youth in Belize. Since then, the young faciltators have been making waves across the country reaching over 1000 youth already. Recently, President of the Caribbean Dr William Warren Smith visited Belize and saw the youth in action.

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Kenya Facilitators Update - Activities with Kenya Red Cross

Kenya Facilitators Update - Activities with Kenya Red Cross

Since our first training of facilitators in Kenya in 2012, our facilitators have continued to be active. Naivasha Sub County under the stewardship of the Road Safety Steering Committee has in the past established systems and structures geared to reducing Road Traffic Crashes on the major roads and also within the Sub County.

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Checklist of safety rules for the road during winter - Cyclist focus

Checklist of safety rules for the road during winter - Cyclist focus

As the winter period sets in the Western hemisphere of the world, dark mornings, dark afternoons and icy conditions make driving on the road difficult. As a vulnerable road users, cyclists are at even more risk on the road. Here are some tips for cyclists.

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