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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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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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