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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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Spotlight: Youth for Public Transport - Promoting Sustainability

Spotlight: Youth for Public Transport - Promoting Sustainability

Every so often, YOURS features an organization within its network that is carrying our exceptional work. Youth for Public Transport (Y4PT) are an organization promoting sustainable transport in natural and urban environments. We feature their work here.

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Online library of road safety PSAs now available - WHO

Online library of road safety PSAs now available - WHO

YOURS was recently involved in a project to assist the World Health Organization in identifying public service announcements (PSAs) for road safety. The finished result is a searchable online database of effective road safety PSAs from around the world illustrating impactful road safety campaigns.

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Transforming Transportation for More Inclusive, Prosperous Cities

Transforming Transportation for More Inclusive, Prosperous Cities

Leaders in the transport, development, and for the first time, business sectors convened for Transforming Transportation this month in Washington, DC.Leaders in the transport, development, and for the first time, business sectors convened for Transforming Transportation in Washington, DC. A major focus was placed on 'Sustainable Transport' with an additional focus on road safety.

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2,000 Belizean Youths to Benefit - CDB Youth and Road Safety Project

2,000 Belizean Youths to Benefit - CDB Youth and Road Safety Project

We are incredibly excited to announce that YOURS will be delivering a major road safety programme in Belize in the Caribbean. 2,000 Belizean youths between ages 16-29 are expected to benefit from a USD157,000 Youth and Road Safety Capacity Building Project jointly funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Belize (GOBZ).  

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Roads kill: The toll of traffic accidents is rising in poor countries

Roads kill: The toll of traffic accidents is rising in poor countries

An interactive flash map from the Pulitzer Center has been published and illustrates the number of deaths on a countries road per 100,000 citizens allowing us to see a comparison of deaths between rich and poor parts of the world. The global road death toll has already reached 1.24 million per year and is on course to triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030. In the developing world, where this pandemic has hit hardest, it will become the fifth leading cause of death, leapfrogging past HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other familiar killers, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study.

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Vacancies now open for CORE Group applications - Apply now!

Vacancies now open for CORE Group applications - Apply now!

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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UK research shows young male drivers pose safety risk

UK research shows young male drivers pose safety risk

New research form the United Kingdom proposes that male drivers pose more safety risk than their female counterparts. This has been deduced from the number of 'points' on male drivers' licenses than females and reflects international knowledge that male drivers take more risk and pose a more danger on the roads all around the world.

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In memory of Dr Daouda Sagna - global road safety champion

In memory of Dr Daouda Sagna - global road safety champion

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our beloved friend and colleague, Dr Daouda Sagna of LASER International based in Dakar, Senegal. Daouda was a much valued friend, colleague and global road safety champion and dedicated much of his life to the cause.

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Brian's Column: Is #roadsafety part of your new year’s resolutions?

Brian's Column: Is #roadsafety part of your new year’s resolutions?

Brian, our regular columnist from Uganda is back for another year to talk about all things road safety in Africa. In this column, he focuses on places road safety as a new year resolution and being conscious of being safe so as you can continue to bring in many more new years to come!

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