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US Legal Drinking Age Saves Hundreds of Lives Each Year - new study

US Legal Drinking Age Saves Hundreds of Lives Each Year - new study

The legal drinking age in the United States saves hundreds of lives every year, according to research published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. It notes that attitudes towards alcohol and driving has changed significantly over the past 20 years although there is a lot more to do.

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Uganda puts pedestrian and cyclist safety first for road safety

Uganda puts pedestrian and cyclist safety first for road safety

In partnership with the Road Safety Fund, the Guardian's Global Road Safety in Focus series offers in depth explorations of road safety issues from around the world. In a recent article written with the aid of UNEP, pedestrian safety is put in the spotlight in Uganda. See the article here.

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Women and Road Safety: Project for Society - reporting from Morocco

Women and Road Safety: Project for Society - reporting from Morocco

Recently, our friends at La Prevention Routiere Internationale (La PRI) hosted Women and Road Safety: Project for Society on the 8th and 9th March 2014 at tge Palais des Congrès, Skhirat - Rabat. Our CORE Group representative for Europe and leader in road safety, Ms Ana Rita Lavado attended the event and wrote this report for YOURS.

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YOURS teams up with Snap2Live - a fashion statement for road safety!

YOURS teams up with Snap2Live - a fashion statement for road safety!

We are excited to announce that YOURS has teamed up with Snap2Live, a fashion statement for the global cause of road safety! Snap2Live is an innovative belt made from seatbelt material which snaps together in the same way that a seatbelt does. It is a reminder of our commitment to road safety. Snap2Live is giving some of its profits to YOURS everytime you buy a belt.

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The Akili Initiative: Essay competition for a place at the WCY2014

The Akili Initiative: Essay competition for a place at the WCY2014

The Akili Initiative see a world where young people have a permanent seat at the table of high level policy and decision making on youth health. The initiative has just launched a new competition; an essay competition focusing on the most important health problem in the world today!

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Brian's Column: Introducing #RoadSafetyThursday & helmets!

Brian's Column: Introducing #RoadSafetyThursday & helmets!

Brian is back with his monthly column on the world of youth and road safety issues in Africa. Brian has joined YOURS as social media champion and will be running a range of online social media 'chats' on topics of road safety via Twitter and Facebook. An exciting new way to engage young people in road safety across the world!

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Announcing the new CORE Group: 2014-2016 representing the world!

Announcing the new CORE Group: 2014-2016 representing the world!

We are very excited to announce the establishment of the next CORE Group 2014-2016. We are very happy to let you know that we have found a full CORE Group representing every single region of the world. This means that we now have representation on every part of the world bringing us closer to young people on the ground as well as illustrating that young people all around the world care about road safety and are taking action!

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A letter to the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth

A letter to the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth

As the Post-2015 Development Agenda continues to engage with global leaders on what should be included in its document, the youth consultation and including young people's thoughts on the issue remains high on the agenda. In our consistent push to bring road safety to the international agenda, our Global Youth Network for Road Safety strongly believes that road safety should be on the agenda, so we have written a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's special Envoy on Youth Mr Ahmad Alhendawi. We publish it here for you to see.

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VOTE NOW - Road safety to be included in Post2015

VOTE NOW - Road safety to be included in Post2015

As consultations on the post-2015 development agenda move forward, it is now important to amplify young people’s voices and advocate for road safety. Reducing road traffic injuries must be a priority which should be reflected as concrete commitment in the post-2015 agenda.

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Why Sweden has so few road deaths - The Economist feature

Why Sweden has so few road deaths - The Economist feature

LAST year 264 people died in road crashes in Sweden, a record low. Although the number of cars in circulation and the number of miles driven have both doubled since 1970, the number of road deaths has fallen by four-fifths during the same period. With only three of every 100,000 Swedes dying on the roads each year, compared with 5.5 per 100,000 across the European Union, 11.4 in America and 40 in the Dominican Republic, which has the world's deadliest traffic, Sweden’s roads have become the world’s safest.

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Call to action - it's time to unite once again and demand action!

Call to action - it's time to unite once again and demand action!

We call upon you, the Global Youth Network for Road Safety to take action for global road safety and influence the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This is a great opportunity to show your unity and passion behind this issue and put road safety high on the global agenda for future of development and saving lives. It's very easy to take part in this call to action, all we ask is that you send a model letter to influence your country's decision makers.

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Latin America struggling to meet 2020 road deaths target

Latin America struggling to meet 2020 road deaths target

In partnership with the Road Safety Fund, the Guardian's Global Road Safety in Focus series offers in depth explorations of road safety issues from around the world. In a recent article, the focus was placed on Latin America and the rising costs of road traffic crashes. We feature their article here.

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Delft Road Safety Course 2014 open for applications for September

Delft Road Safety Course 2014 open for applications for September

The course is targeted at road safety professionals from LMIC’s, that are or will be active in road safety for a substantial part of their professional career. Participants may have a background in engineering, behavioural sciences, public health, law enforcement, transportation/land use planning, statistics, economics, education and public policy.

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GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme Round 5 now open

GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme Round 5 now open

Initiated in early 2012, the grants programme is part of the Bloomberg Philantropies Global Road Safety Programme and is managed and administered by the Global Road Safety partnership (GRSP). Check out who and how you can apply below.

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We've hit record followers on social media - follow the movement!

We've hit record followers on social media - follow the movement!

YOURS is proud to announce that our social media following is increasing day by day and has recently reached a record followership on social media sites; Twitter with over 2,000 people now following our latest in global youth and road safety issues.

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The CORE Group recruitment process begins as vacancies close

The CORE Group recruitment process begins as vacancies close

Yesterday (12th February 2014) we officially closed the CORE Group Vacancies and began the recruitment process to find our new Coordinators of the Regions 2014-2016. This exciting post has grown and developed into a crucial group in the Global Youth Network for Road Safety.

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Smooth music makes for safer drivers - the science behind it?

Smooth music makes for safer drivers - the science behind it?

According to another study by an insurer, the types of music you listen to makes a big difference on driver behaviour. We have featured this idea before and it seems to be a recurring topic that is stimulating debate on driver behaviour and in car music.

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MENTOR-VIP: Applications for 2014-15 cycle now open‏ with WHO

MENTOR-VIP: Applications for 2014-15 cycle now open‏ with WHO

MENTOR-VIP is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring programme. It has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts. Mentoring allows for skills development through exchange of experience between a more skilled or experienced person and a person seeking to develop those skills.

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CORE Group Vacancies Deadline Extended to 12th February 2014!

CORE Group Vacancies Deadline Extended to 12th February 2014!

After numerous requests for a deadline extension, we have taken the decision to extend our deadline by one week to the 12th February 2014. The CORE Group is a global posting at YOURS where COordinators of the REgions (CORE Group) hold for two years on selection. Our last CORE Group did an outstanding job in building the YOURS Network and expanding our reach but their term (2011-2013) has now come to an end and we are now recruiting for a brand new CORE Group.

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Brian's Column: Your skull isn’t made of diamond! Use your helmet!

Brian's Column: Your skull isn’t made of diamond! Use your helmet!

In this month's edition, Brian' column focuses on the importance of the helmet! In many parts of the world, motorcycle use has rapidly increased yet protective measures have not gone hand in hand. Brian explains the importance of helmet usage on two wheels and explores some myths behind its none-use.

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