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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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Take part in the Francophone Forum for young people: Dakar, Senegal

Take part in the Francophone Forum for young people: Dakar, Senegal

Our friends at LASER International have arranged an exciting opportunity for young people interested in Francophone road safety issues in November over in Dakar, Senegal. The event takes place alongside the XV Francophonie Summit and will also host the next edition of Global Road Safety Film Festival.

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The Ripple Effect - a road safety film from the United Kingdom

The Ripple Effect - a road safety film from the United Kingdom

The West Midlands Police along side the West Midlands Fire Service in United Kingdom recently launched a new campaign to bring the stories of road traffic victims to your screen. As a West Midlands based campaigner now working internationally with YOURS, Manpreet Darroch said that this video brought the message back home, that nobody is invincible on the road anywhere and that road traffic crash victims face a real ripple effect when lives are involved in a road crash.

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Funding opportunity for road safety with the European Commission

Funding opportunity for road safety with the European Commission

Our Coordinator for the European Region, Ms Ana Rita Lavado from Portugal has been busy with on the ground work in the region. She recently flagged an opportunity worth sharing with the network for European organizations to apply for match funding from the European Commission. Find out more here.

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YOURS in the media! Share your local stories about our work together

YOURS in the media! Share your local stories about our work together

We have recently compiled a list of international and local media features from around the world in our collaborative efforts for road safety. Many of the news stories have been generated by news outlets who have placed the spotlight on youth and road safety issues as they have arisen on national media features around the globe. You can see them here as well as submit your own stories.

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Driving 'selfies' - a dangerous trend that could end your life

Driving 'selfies' - a dangerous trend that could end your life

The dangerous nature of distracted driving is well documented. More recently, the trend of 'selfies' has also shot up amongst young people sharing pictures on social media. Did you know that some people are even doing this behind the wheel? A new report from the car maker Ford reveals shocking statistics.

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Brians Column: The role of African young people in road safety

Brians Column: The role of African young people in road safety

Brian’s column is back this month, this time reporting back from 3rd Global Road Safety Partnership Africa Seminar that was held from 10th-14th August 2014 at Southern Sun Hotel, Cape Town (South Africa). In this edition, he offers his insight into the role of young people in Africa and how they can contribute to road safety.

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ISO - NextGen tackling road safety kicks off with first webinar

ISO - NextGen tackling road safety kicks off with first webinar

YOURS has recently partnered with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for their NextGen programme which focuses on youth and road safety issues. Road accidents are the #1 killer of young people world- wide. ISO NextGen - Road safety is looking for the next generation of experts to discuss the major challenges in this field and how International Standards might help. It has a sister project, ISO NextGen – Climate change, with similar aims.

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Take part in Project Yellow Light and win! - South America and Caribbean

Take part in Project Yellow Light and win! - South America and Caribbean

Our friends at the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) have launched a new project entitled, 'Project Yellow Light' calling on Spanish young people in South America and the Caribbean to take part in a video making contest on distracted driving with a chance to win $2000. The light yellow LAC project is a short film competition designed to encourage a change of attitude among young drivers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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