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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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#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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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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Indian cinema superstars show their support for road safety

Indian cinema superstars show their support for road safety

With nearly 115 million registered vehicles on the road and the world's second largest population, road safety is a real concern for the citizens of India. As an ever growing economy, India is taking steps to educate the masses on road safety. In it's most recent actions, Bollywood superstar actors have recently endorsed road safety messages.

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Pedestrian Safety and Kids - USA study from Safe Kids Worldwide

Pedestrian Safety and Kids - USA study from Safe Kids Worldwide

According to a new Safe Kids research report, half of teens surveyed say they cross the street while distracted by a mobile device. Teens who had been hit or nearly hit more frequently reported crossing in the middle of a block or running across the street. The research includes an examination of fatality data that shows 75 percent of teen pedestrian deaths occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., when it’s dark out.

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'Talking' to cars just as dangerous as phone conversations?

'Talking' to cars just as dangerous as phone conversations?

Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

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Seat Belts Save‏ - campaign focused on American teens from NOYS

Seat Belts Save‏ - campaign focused on American teens from NOYS

The 2014 National Organizations of Youth Safety (NOYS) Seat Belts Save Challenge is a four-week campaign designed to educate teen drivers about the dangers of riding in a car without wearing a seat belt, and increase the number of teens who regularly wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a car. Participating schools can win recognition from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and coverage in national media in the United States.

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YOURS featured in Carreteras Spanish magazine - by Daniel Cano

YOURS featured in Carreteras Spanish magazine - by Daniel Cano

Our Regional Coorindator for South America, Mr Daniel Cano has recently written a great article for the magazine Carreteras. Carreteras is a technical magazine about road related matters published by the Spanish Road Association. This is a special edition for the Iberoamerican Congress on Road Safety (CISEV).

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Mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

On the 16th November 2014, the globe marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This annual day of reflection and action turns the tragedy of lives lost on the road into tangible action moving forward. Mark the day with us in November.

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Mayor Bloomberg donates $125 million for road safety

Mayor Bloomberg donates $125 million for road safety

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will donate $125 million over the next five years to help reduce the rising number of road deaths worldwide — especially in large cities in poorer nations around the world. Bloomberg has been supporting road safety for many years now through his philanthropic work with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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How does the chicken cross the road? - campaign advert

How does the chicken cross the road? - campaign advert

The age old joke starts 'Why did the chicken cross the road?', but this idea has been flipped on its head with Safe Kids Worldwide's new campaign on distracted walking. Underscored with the tagline, "What every hip chick needs to know about distracted walking". The short PSA gives a quick insight into the world of distracted walking in classic joke concept.

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Zoleka Mandela joins MY World to celebrate its 5 million votes

Zoleka Mandela joins MY World to celebrate its 5 million votes

Global road safety campaigner Zoleka Mandela has joined ‘MY World’, the UN’s major outreach initiative on the post-2015 agenda to celebrate reaching 5 million votes cast in the global public opinion survey for the new development goals. The world has been voting in 'MY World' as one of the biggest online consultations ever created.

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Brian's Column: Road safety actors in Africa must learn to dance and love!

Brian's Column: Road safety actors in Africa must learn to dance and love!

Our regular columnist Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with another column this time addressing the fact that road safety actors, while doing great work in their own right, must start working together! In his words, road safety actors must learn to dance and love one another while working together for collaboration when attacking the five pillars of the road safety system. Read it here.

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Road safety aricle in IFMSA's Medical Student Mag by Naren Nallapeta

Road safety aricle in IFMSA's Medical Student Mag by Naren Nallapeta

Recently, our South East Asia Coordinator in the CORE Group, Dr Naren Nallapeta wrote an excellent advocacy article on Safe and Sustainable Transport in the 30th Edition of the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IMFSA) magazine entitled MSI - Medical Student International. This magazine is sent out to the IMFSA's one million plus medical student network bringing further attention to the cause.

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