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Youth to talk about road safety practices at Marrakech NGO meet

Youth to talk about road safety practices at Marrakech NGO meet

Akash Shah is an incredible activist from Pune, India who has been actively pushing for participation in the #SaveKidsLives campaign through his work via the Action for Pune Development. He will be joining campaigners and decision makers from across the world in attending Fourth Global Meeting of NGOs dealing with road safety to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on March 13. He will also join YOURS in pushing for youth issues to be a key priority at the event.

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Continuing the Post-2015 Development Agenda push - Policy Briefing

Continuing the Post-2015 Development Agenda push - Policy Briefing

As we have been continually reporting, the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda is equipping the world with a focus for global development beyond the Millennium Development Goals. Road safety remains a topic that is continued to be advocated for with a specific mention in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent event continued on policy briefing for the cause by the FIA Foundation.

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UK drug driving campaign focuses on 'paranoia' effects

UK drug driving campaign focuses on 'paranoia' effects

Drink driving is a well documented cause with scientific backing on how alcohol impairs driving to a large extent. Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is quite clear cut and now, drug driving is being given the same treatment in the UK. A new campaign by THINK! the road safety campaigning arm of the UK Department for Road Safety focuses on the effects of 'paranoia' on driving as well as the impairment effects of drug driving.

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Superhero gives helping hand to Georgian pedestrians

Superhero gives helping hand to Georgian pedestrians

Our friends and network member from the country of Georgia, Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads shared a great story of a 'superhero zebra' offering a helping hand to pedestrians across Georgia. Zebraman took to one of Georgia's smaller cities to promote safer pedestrian actions and spoke with people about road safety.

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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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