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Today marks the World Day of Remembrace for Road Traffic Victims

Today marks the World Day of Remembrace for Road Traffic Victims

Today, 18th November 2012 we mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a day reflected upon the world over. Today, we take a step back to remember the lives lost on the world's roads, we pay homage to those no longer with us and take a moment to remember those victims of road traffic crashes. We ask you to take a moment with us and mark this day.

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Updates from the Caravane - Ivory Coast- African youth take action!

Updates from the Caravane - Ivory Coast- African youth take action!

The Caravane which has been on its road safety mission since its launch on the 15th October 2012 has completed the fifth leg of its journey as it passed through the Ivory Coast once again greeted by thousands of young Africans and sensitizing them on road safety issues across Africa. There are now only two more countries left to visit; Mali and Senegal before the Caravane concludes its journey and completes its mission! Read about action in the Ivory Coast.

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Updates from the Caravane - Togo and Burkina Faso

Updates from the Caravane - Togo and Burkina Faso

The Caravane continues its journey having just completed the third and fourth leg of its journey through Togo and Burkina Faso. The Caravane has already greeted over 10,000 young people in four countries of West Africa and it continues its journey in the Ivory Coast tomorrow. Read about the events and initiatives that took place in Togo and Burkina Faso here.

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Brian's Column: A road safety experience in South Africa

Brian's Column: A road safety experience in South Africa

Brian recently took it upon himself to put youth and road safety on the agenda at the 2nd Southern Africa Conference on Road Safety which took place on the 23rd-24th October 2012. During his journey in South Africa, Brian reflected on the many messages picked up from various organizations, initiatives and delegates at the event and beyond. This poignant account illustrates the power of youth in making a difference in road safety. Check it out now!

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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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