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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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Sign the Child Declaration for Road Safety and #SaveKidsLives

Sign the Child Declaration for Road Safety and #SaveKidsLives

Now that the Save Kids Lives campaign for the 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week is live, we call upon you, the youth network for road safety to get involved. Pledge your name by signing the Child Declaration for Road Safety and show your support with a quick and easy #Safie!

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#SaveKidsLives campaign launched for 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week

#SaveKidsLives campaign launched for 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week

The #SaveKidsLives campaign is the official campaign in the run up to the 3rd United Nation Global Road Safety Week which takes place in May 2015. In the six months leading up to the week which carries the theme of Children and Road Safetyt, the #SaveKidsLives campaign calls on you to show your support.

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Brian Bilal Mwebaze steps in as interim regional coordinator for Africa

Brian Bilal Mwebaze steps in as interim regional coordinator for Africa

Recently our Regional Coordinator for Anglophone Africa Mr Raymond Obouyo informed us that he was to retire from his post on health grounds. We thank Raymond for all his great work at YOURS that he did in his short period in his role and we continue to be in touch with him. In the interim, we have appointed YOURS well known advocate Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze.

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Can a road safety sticker really save lives? Zusha! and USAID

Can a road safety sticker really save lives? Zusha! and USAID

What can a 12 x 3 inch sticker do to tackle road accidents in Kenya? As Georgetown University found out, apparently a lot! USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) just announced a $3 million grant at Tech Con 2014to scale Georgetown’s Zusha! project across Kenya and East Africa.

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Brian's Column: Reporting back from 4th Annual Road Safety Conference

Brian's Column: Reporting back from 4th Annual Road Safety Conference

As you are aware, one of the core activities of YOURS is Advocacy and Awareness where we strive to be' the authority' of Youth and Road Safety matters on a global and regional level while inspiring, connecting and uniting young people and youth-led NGO's active in the road safety field around the world to work together and easily share information and experiences. Our regular columnist Mr. Brian Bilal Kanaahe Mwebaze from Uganda reports back from a successful mission to Namibia focusing on youth and road safety-opportunities presented by the social media era. Read on!

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YOURS at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum!

YOURS at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum!

With great pleasure YOURS will be joining the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Chengdu, China next week. Since 1998 our Founding Member Michelin organizes the Challenge Bibendum and been bringing together political, industry, scientific, and media representatives to discuss the challenges of and solutions for sustainable road mobility. Approximately more than 6000 people will visit the event.  

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16 November: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

16 November: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

This year the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on Sunday 16 November. This day we remember the many millions killed and injured on the world's roads. Together with their families and many others also affected, as well as reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster. Join us.

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The Honest Truth road safety campaign targets youth in UK

The Honest Truth road safety campaign targets youth in UK

A safety campaign that uses animals to symbolise poor driving habits is set to be rolled out across Essex in the United Kingdom to reduce crashes caused by young or inexperienced drivers. The award-winning Honest Truth campaign uses eye-catching images of young people with the heads of animals such as cheetahs and parrots.

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Rural roads in the UK most dangerous - a message for the world?

Rural roads in the UK most dangerous - a message for the world?

In the UK 60% of all fatalities occur on country roads. These roads often have sharp bends, blind bends and unexpected hazards so brake before the bend to give yourself time to react and stay in control. In many parts of the world, these types of roads are the main style of major roads in low and middle income countries and so guidance here could apply globally.

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Concrete action underway in Belize after Training of Facilitators

Concrete action underway in Belize after Training of Facilitators

Its only been around 4 months since the YOURS Training of Facilitators took place in Belmopan, Belize in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize. In such a short time, the 19 youth that underwent the training programme have started delivering concrete results in their country.

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