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Behaviour change essential for road safety in Kenya - an opinion piece

Behaviour change essential for road safety in Kenya - an opinion piece

YOURS has its major project in Kenya coming shortly and as we fast approach our capacity development workshop, which will be run in Nairobi in late November, the stories of Kenyan road safety initatives are on our radar. In an opinion piece by Daily Nation's Bob Collymore, a focus on road safety on Kenya's roads is featured here.

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Updates from the Caravane - Benin - The journey continues!

Updates from the Caravane - Benin - The journey continues!

From the 20th-25th October, the second leg of the Caravane journey took place as the road safety vehicle entered Benin and continued to greet thousands of young Africans. The updates from Benin came in thick and fast displaying some fantastic actions across the country including the first even African Night Without Accident emulating the Europe wide action! Read more about the activities in Benin's journey of the Caravane here.

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Updates from the Caravane  - Niger - The road safety journey begins!

Updates from the Caravane - Niger - The road safety journey begins!

Since its launch on the 15th October 2012, the Carvane project has been travelling, so far, through two countries in West Africa. The journey began in Niamey, Niger and over its five day tour of the country, was greeted by thousands of young people amidst key road safety actions. The beginning of the Caravane journey in Niger illustrated successful road safety actions

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Youth and Road Safety conference to take place in Lyon - France

Youth and Road Safety conference to take place in Lyon - France

Next month on the 20th and 21st November 2012, a conference is taking place dedicated to the topic of Youth and Road Safety with perspectives of effective road safety action from countries including Belgium, Senegal and Niger with a focus on the Cooperation between Quebec and France. The event will be a follow up to some of the action points made during the 4th European Road Safety which took place in Nicosia, Cyprus in July.

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Our Future Mobility Now - youth discussion on road safety

Our Future Mobility Now - youth discussion on road safety

Recently, the VOLVO Group enabled a roundtable discussion on the future of mobility. There is no doubt that our mobility has advanced over the past decades, maybe beyond recognition. Long gone are the days of mobility on for the wealthy in most of the world with most people travelling around in a contemporary society with some ease. However, this advancement in mobility also poses challenges, that of road safety, urban development and is interconnected to a range of social issues.

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Bigger police presence needed? - Article from the Western Pacific

Bigger police presence needed? - Article from the Western Pacific

Our CORE Group Representative for the Western Pacific Region Mr Joel Tucker, in his professional capacity, works for the Royal Automobile Club Queensland (RACQ) liaises with public relations organizations focusing or road safety issues in Australia. Recently, Joel explored the claim from RACQ members that distracted driving has become a bigger problem than in the last five years because the lack of enforcement to curb the use of mobile phones behind the wheel.

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Caravane is Launched -  starting 50 day journey across West Africa

Caravane is Launched - starting 50 day journey across West Africa

Today, the amitious and inspiring Caravane project launched its 50 day journey across West Africa. The launch was started in its first country of operation, Niamey - Niger and will greet thousands of young people on its journey. The event was held at the Palais des Congress (Congress Palace Niger) in the Presence of the Minister of Transport Niger, The Minister of Youth Niger and the Governor of Niger.

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West Africa adopt African Youth Declaration for Road Safety

West Africa adopt African Youth Declaration for Road Safety

Yesterday, YOURS, in collaboration with the UEMOA and the European Commission launched the African Youth Declaration for Road Safety with delegates representing road safety organizations from seven countries in West Africa. The declaration was officially adopted yesterday in Niamey, Niger (Africa) in the start-up meeting of the Caravane project.

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Counter Measures XIX takes place in November  - Arrive Alive

Counter Measures XIX takes place in November - Arrive Alive

Next month (18-19 November 2012) a provincial conference will be held in Toronto, Canada entitled 'Counter Measures' and will mark it's ninteenth assembly committed to reducing the human carnage caused by impared driving. This year, the conference takes an international theme and is geared toward international perspectives bringing extra focus to the Decade of Action for Road Safety and the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

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Marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Next month on the 18th November 2012, the world marks the internationally recognized day of remembrance for road traffic victims; The World Day of Remembrance. The day is marked through a range of activities to remember the victims of fatal road crashes. It also acts as reminder to us all that road safety is ever crucial in the name of these victims and move forward with motivation of reconciliation and road safety action.

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ERSC Contest 2012 - Do not leave it on the elderly - an article

ERSC Contest 2012 - Do not leave it on the elderly - an article

Recently the European Road Safety Charter finished its summer contest entitled, 'Be a Road Safety Blogger' calling on young people across Europe to submit a blog about road safety to craft a message targeting young people across Europe to engage them in road safety.  In this contest, our youth network member Mr Andrej Buday from Slovakia submitted an article of interest and we feature it on our site too.

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The Caravane launches in West Africa next week - find out more!

The Caravane launches in West Africa next week - find out more!

In partnership with the European Commission, RYD, African Road Safety NGOs and YOURS, the Caravane is a unique and exciting project that will begin its journey in Niger next week and head to 7 countries in North Western Africa disseminating information about road safety, training young people and working with locals to promote active road safety via a road safety caravan.

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Road Safety in Canada - a view from our North American representatives

Road Safety in Canada - a view from our North American representatives

Our North American CORE Group representative Jennifer Heatley teamed up with Chair of the Canadian Road Safety Youth Committee, Sarah Blades to write about some of their experiences of road safety in Canada. Their article is candid and talks about the need for increased investment in young people's participation in road safety. You can read their article here.

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Unlimited speed limits in Northern Australia? Say no and sign the petition!

Unlimited speed limits in Northern Australia? Say no and sign the petition!

As a key risk factor to road safety, we know that over speeding on the roads leads to a higher risk of crashes and a higher risk of death or serious injury on collision. The facts are clear, if you speed, you have less control over your car, less chance of braking on time and more chance of death on collision. However, in the Northern Territory of Australia, proposals to reintroduce 'unlimited speed limits' on rural roads has caused an uproar amongst road safety campaigners.

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Concerted support against drugged driving is important - GHSA USA

Concerted support against drugged driving is important - GHSA USA

In the United States alone, studies have indicated that drugged driving has lead to a shocking correlation causing nearly a quarter of fatal crashes. The Office of National Drug Control Policy has bolstered its support to raise awareness and closely work with Federal partners, state and local authorities, community groups and organizations across the country to reduce drugged driving in America.

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Brian's Column: The tale of traffic lights and traffic police in Africa

Brian's Column: The tale of traffic lights and traffic police in Africa

In most of the Western world the basic functionality of traffic lights are quite well respected. Most drivers will know that running a red light has the risk of a collision with on-coming traffic. In some cases running a red light automatically signals a camera flash and a subsequent fine at your door. However in Africa Brian explains that the traffic light is seldom respected and rather traffic flows are conducted like orchestra by traffic police. Room for modernization? Brian explores in his column...

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Are teens mentally prepared to drive? A study from NOYS

Are teens mentally prepared to drive? A study from NOYS

The National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) regularly update us with the latest activities for youth and road safety issues in North America. Being the leading organization for youth safety; campaigns activities and studies, NOYS have published an article focusing on the cognitive abilities of teenagers to drive. Are teens mentally prepared to drive?

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95% of all crashes are human errors not accidents - Northern Ireland

95% of all crashes are human errors not accidents - Northern Ireland

A new road safety campaign has been launched in Northern Ireland that focuses on the reality of road crashes; 95% of crashes in Northern Ireland are caused by human error and therefore could have been avoided. This challenges the notion that most crashes are 'accidents' that were unavoidable.

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Take a Pledge for the #ItCanWait Campaign from AT&T and NOYS

Take a Pledge for the #ItCanWait Campaign from AT&T and NOYS

Over in North America, the campaign trail to stop texting and driving amongst young people is hotting up. The issue has become a major cause for concern in the United States and beyond and has been given national attention by ministers and governments in recent years. Now, AT&T the global mobile phone network has teamed up with NOYS (National Organization for Youth Safety) to promote

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‘Designated texter’ enters the automobile

‘Designated texter’ enters the automobile

After growing up during a campaign against drunken driving, many teenagers say they've embraced the notion of a designated driver. Coming of age amid condemnation of distracted driving, some say they use a 'designated texter'; when driving with friends. Despite that, a new study shows that about a third of them admit to sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel. The report was consistent with federal research this year, which showed that teens and drivers under the age of 25 are much more likely to text than older drivers.

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