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Update from South East Asia - Epidemiology of crashes in India

Update from South East Asia - Epidemiology of crashes in India

Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Our CORE Group Representative for South East Asia, Dr Naren Nallapeta shared a key study by the TATA Trust focusing on the causes of road crashes in his home country of India. It shows rapid motorization in one of the most populated coutries in the world.

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YOURS joins the Global Partnership for Youth on Post-2015 Agenda

YOURS joins the Global Partnership for Youth on Post-2015 Agenda

We are very happy to announce that we have officially joined the Global Partnership for Youth on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This partnership brings together a list of organizations around the world interested in the youth element of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Caribbean CORE Group Rep at Third Caribbean Regional Congress

Caribbean CORE Group Rep at Third Caribbean Regional Congress

The International Road Federation is proud to announce that the 3rd IRF Caribbean Regional Congress will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, May 7–9, 2014. The Congress will be hosted by the Ministry of Transport of Trinidad and Tobago and endorsed by the Caribbean Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Road Safety Facility of The World Bank.

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South American CORE Group Rep to attend World Urban Forum

South American CORE Group Rep to attend World Urban Forum

Mr Daniel Cano, our Coordinator of the Region for the South American Region is to attend the World Urban Forum which will focus on Urban Equity in Development - Cities for Life. The forum will also discuss the pressing issues for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Daniel will be attending and bringing his experience of road safety to the table equipped with knowledge of the international road safety crisis facing young people.

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New global health report calls for safe and clean transport

New global health report calls for safe and clean transport

Safer and cleaner road transport is critical for achieving health and development goals around the world, according to a new report that—for the first time—assesses the global health loss from the combined impact of road injuries and pollution that can be attributed to motorised transport.

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Road Safety: Second good year in a row for European Region

Road Safety: Second good year in a row for European Region

Our Regional Coordinator for Europe, Ms Ana Rita Lavado has shared information about her region, Europe. A press release issued by EUROPA indicates that Europe has seen its second 'good' year for road safety putting Europe firmly on track to hit its road safety targets.

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Could in car emotion detectors checking road rage make safer drivers?

Could in car emotion detectors checking road rage make safer drivers?

It is stated that human error accounts for nearly 90% of all road crashes. European car safety researchers have developed a camera-based system that watches your facial expressions while you drive, and then uses highly accurate emotion detection algorithms to work out when you’re suffering from road rage. The idea behind this system is that, when you’re irritated or angry, you become a more aggressive driver and less attentive — leading to more accidents.

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MADD - Be a Part of the National Teen Influencer Group in USA

MADD - Be a Part of the National Teen Influencer Group in USA

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, based in the United States have opened up a new opportunity for young Americas aged 13-18 to apply for the National Teen Influencers Group to work closely with their organization. Teens will serve as ambassadors for MADD and gain valuable experience in promoting road safety and campaigning empowering teens not to drink and drive before 21 in the country.

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Update from Russia: The Brake in Advance Campaign launches

Update from Russia: The Brake in Advance Campaign launches

Our Regional Coordinator for the Russian Region Mr Alexander Revskiy has been involved in promoting a new Russia wide road safety campaign called 'Brake in Advance'. The campaign has been coordinated by Road Safety Russia the leading road safety NGO in Russia.

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Western Pacific Update - Get Your Hand Off It Campaign launches

Western Pacific Update - Get Your Hand Off It Campaign launches

Our Regional Coordinator for the Western Pacific Region, Mr Joel Tucker updated us of recent campaign launched in New South Wales, Australia called, 'Get Your Hand Off It'. It offers a comical approach to a music video to raise awareness of distracted driving, created in three genres of music.

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 Think Bikes! Making cyclists more visible on the road in the UK

Think Bikes! Making cyclists more visible on the road in the UK

According to a survery carried out by the Automobile Association Charitable Trust in the UK, new figures show that nine out of ten drivers (93%) admit it is sometimes hard to see cyclists while they are driving and more than half of the people spoken to were often 'surprised when a cyclist appears out of nowhere'.

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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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