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Youth road safety education workshop at Australasian conference

Youth road safety education workshop at Australasian conference

A special conference is taking place next week, the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference is to be hosted in Brisbane from August 28 to 30, 2013. Our Western Pacific CORE Group Member - Mr Joel Tucker will attending the conferencing and representing YOURS in a dedicated workshop on engaging young people in road safety education.

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Brian’s Column: The wet roads of Africa call for water safety tips!

Brian’s Column: The wet roads of Africa call for water safety tips!

YOURS is back after a short summer break with an exclusive Brian's Column, our correspondent on youth and road safety issues in Africa. In this column, Brian talks about the African season where many roads are flooded and where road safety is partnered with water safety for young travellers all throughout the region. Read more about this phenomena here!

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RTIRN Small Grants Programme - Call for Research Proposals

RTIRN Small Grants Programme - Call for Research Proposals

The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN), along with support with the World Bank, launches the "RTIRN Small Grants Program". This program is set to support the work of RTI researchers in Low and Middle income countries. Offering grants of $20,000 - $27,000 for high quality research in the prevention of road traffic injuries. Read more below.

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Take part in WHO photo competition for adolescent health - win $US 1000!

Take part in WHO photo competition for adolescent health - win $US 1000!

As part of its work with young people, the World Health Organization is putting together a report on the health of the world's adolescents. The report will look at the health and development of adolescents, present summaries of what is known about adolescent health – including what promotes or undermines their health – and how communities and countries are meeting adolescents’ needs for health and development. As part of that report, the WHO is reaching out to young people to take part in their adolescent health photo competition.

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Update from the online chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

Update from the online chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

On Thursday (18th July 2013), The Center for American Progress ran a social media chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. It focused on the important role young people will play in shaping and realizing the Post-2015 Development Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are happy to announce that the efforts of our partners and youth network brought road safety to the discussion with a question posed to the panel and answered by the chair of the discussion.

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Take part in tomorrow's online chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

Take part in tomorrow's online chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

Tomorrow (Thursday 18th July 2013) The Center for American Progress is running a social media chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda. It takes place at 08:30 EST (13:30 BST) The panel’s report recognizes in particular the important role young people will play in shaping and realizing the post-2015 agenda. We call upon our youth network to take part and bring road safety to the table!

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Announcing our new CORE Group member for the Russian Federation!

Announcing our new CORE Group member for the Russian Federation!

We are delghted to announce that YOURS has appointed a new CORE Group Member for the Russian Federation. Mr Alexander Revskiy (aged 28), who works for Road Safety Russia. The size of Russia makes it almost a continent in its self and while the country originally fell under our European remit, we have decided that appointing a country representative to navigage its vast geography will enable us to be closer to the region.

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An update from Kenya: Road safety passion still strong in our participants!

An update from Kenya: Road safety passion still strong in our participants!

It has been six months since we ran the full two week programme of the Training of Facilitators in Nairobi Kenya. The interactive, intensive and practical training gave 11 Kenyan leaders in road safety the opportunity to become trained facilitators and run training sessions with their peers on road safety risk factors facing them in their country. Now, six months on, we have reflect on the training and hear from a few of our participants.

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Brian's Column: The ‘Marry Me’ trick to road safety funding

Brian's Column: The ‘Marry Me’ trick to road safety funding

In many parts of the world, coupling road safety with other occasions can offer a great opportunity for partnerships! In this column, Brian talks about joining forces with organizations around a time that they are drawing up their financial budgets and wanting to invest in youth orientated road safety work!

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Vote for road safety and better transport in the UN Global Survey

Vote for road safety and better transport in the UN Global Survey

MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations. It aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining a new development agenda for the world. The global road safety community insist that road safety and better transport should be on this global agenda and you can vote to make it happen!

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Update from North America - NOYS celebrate activities for road safety

Update from North America - NOYS celebrate activities for road safety

Our new CORE Group Member for North America, Ms Emily Reynolds has swung into full action in her new position and is already making great strides in expanding our Global Youth Network in her region. As a representative of NOYS, the National Organization for Youth Safety in America, Emily gives us an update on recent activites from the region.

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Caribbean Development Bank Road Safety Library - available to access

Caribbean Development Bank Road Safety Library - available to access

The Caribbean Development Bank has made its library of resources and data relating to road safety available for our youth network and all those interested to access. It includes a unique access code to enable people to access a wealth of information on global road safety, road safety in the Caribbean region and a range of reports. It serves as a great database to find information on road safety for free.

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7th PIN Report: Road crashes in Europe are down with more to be done

7th PIN Report: Road crashes in Europe are down with more to be done

The annual  report from Road Safety Performance (PIN) Index conducted by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is out and highlights that road traffic crashes in Europe have been reduced by 9% in comparison to 3% in 2011. While many lives have been saved, there is still much more to be done, especially in tackling the disproportionate amount of males being killed on the road.

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Spotlight On: Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads - multi platform projects

Spotlight On: Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads - multi platform projects

Every so often, we like to pick out great examples of road safety action with young people and feature them on our website. This year we have had lots of new members from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and beyond and it gives us great pleasure to share more information about network members to our global audience. In this spotlight we focus on the Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads from the Country of Georgia.

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Take part in a LIVE webinar on youth and road safety - RTIRN

Take part in a LIVE webinar on youth and road safety - RTIRN

Today (17th June 2013) The Road Traffic Injuries and Research Network (RTIRN) will be hosting a special webinar focusing on the theme, "Youth for Road Safety: Engaging hearts, minds and evidence". YOURS director, Floor Lieshout will present alongside Dr. Shanthi Ameratunga. This webinar is open for all to view live and we invite you all to come along and join us!

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Creative distracted driving advert from Australia - Get Your Hands Off It

Creative distracted driving advert from Australia - Get Your Hands Off It

Transport New South Wales, Australia have released a new advert campaign focusing on distracted driving themed, 'Get Your Hands Off It' featuring comedian and film maker Derek Anderson. The advert is a tongue-in-cheek video that is presented as a spoof music video and raising awareness of distracted driving in an alternative and creative manner.

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Speed cameras reduce serious road crashes - The Guardian UK

Speed cameras reduce serious road crashes - The Guardian UK

Speed cameras are a contentious subject and many believe that they operate to make money rather than save lives, however, as a strict area for enforcement of speed limits, cameras are said to save many lives according to a new report by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in the UK. RAC study shows serious collisons dropped 27% and if cameras were switched off a further 80 lives would be lost each year.

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Young Innovators Competition 2013 from ITU - are you an innovator?

Young Innovators Competition 2013 from ITU - are you an innovator?

The International Telecomminications Union (ITU) run an annual ITU World Telecom summit and this year, as part of their mission to find solutions to complex global issues through technology, call upon young innovators to address key issues. As part of those issues, young people are invited to address the road safety crisis through technology! If you're interested read on!

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Brian's Column: Community focused post-crash care can save lives!

Brian's Column: Community focused post-crash care can save lives!

Brian is back with his June column on the importance of the public being trained in basic first aid and post-crash care in low and middle-income countries. In places where roads are less accessible and post-crash vehicles are less readily available, Brian argues that a community focused approach to being able to handle injuries in the first instance can dramatically save lives.

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Check out our video on the recent training in Saint Lucia - VYBZING

Check out our video on the recent training in Saint Lucia - VYBZING

On 15-17th May 2013, YOURS partnered with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Saint Lucia to run the VYBZING Forum on the topic of youth and road safety. The three day forum was a highly interactive workshop and at the end the participants left the forum as road safety advocates and ambassadors ready to create their own proposals for a road safety project in Saint Lucia. Check out our video of the event!

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