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Zindzi Mandela: Road safety is a young person's human rights

Zindzi Mandela: Road safety is a young person's human rights

The Guardian continues its focus on global road safety with guest articles from prominent global figures. YOURS recently featured an article written by Dr Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization for the Guardian. Today, Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of the world renowned former South African President Nelson Mandela has published her article placing a human rights perspective on road safety. After the tragic death of her ganddaughter Zenani in 2010, the Mandela family have stepped into the road safety field to raise awareness and save young lives.

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PIN Report Focus: Road safety improved for some youngsters in Europe

PIN Report Focus: Road safety improved for some youngsters in Europe

On the 25th of July 2012, young people from all across Europe will gather in Nicosia, Cypus for the Fourth Road Safety Day which has a unique theme of young people's active involvement in road safety. One of the key presentations taking place at the event will focus on Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) report which was published last month. As a preamble to the event, YOURS is getting young people ready and equipped with some of its key pointers relating to its extensive focus on young people and road safety. In this edition, we take a look at the study which illustrates that road safety for young people has improved in Europe in some countries for this demographic group.

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An article from Etienne Krug (WHO) on the Decade of Action

An article from Etienne Krug (WHO) on the Decade of Action

In the partnership between the Road Safety Fund and the Guardian newspaper entitled, 'global road safety in focus', Dr Etienne Krug Director of the Violence, Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) department  of the World Health Organization (WHO) has written an article focusing on the importance of engaging with the Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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Road Safety Grants Programme launches call for proposals

Road Safety Grants Programme launches call for proposals

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) wishes to announce a first competitive call for proposals for the Road Safety Grants Programme. The programme was initiated in early 2012 and the grants programme is part of the Road Safety in Ten Countries (RS210). Proposals will be accepted from organization working in nine countries covered by RS10: Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Viet Nam.

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Don't make-up and drive: road safety campaign targetting young females

Don't make-up and drive: road safety campaign targetting young females

In a twist of road safety dynamics, a new campaign targeting young females has been launched by road safety campaigners backed by Volkswagen. The campaign calls for young females to 'not make-up and drive'. While the most affected gender in road crashes is young males, this places a focus on young females to deliver a unique road safety message via a powerful viral video.

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Road Safety in Africa - more data is needed: a focus on Kenya

Road Safety in Africa - more data is needed: a focus on Kenya

We know that road traffic injuries are the leading killer of young people globally and in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) the burden of road crashes on young lives is significantly higher compared to the rest of the world. However, we have seen a deficit of information, data and research into these parts of the world and so YOURS is gathering some of the available information and sharing it with our youth network. In our first focus, we look at Kenya in Africa and examine the health burden of road crashes in this part of the world.

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New European road safety report gives focus on youth road deaths

New European road safety report gives focus on youth road deaths

Yesterday, the Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) part of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) published their 6th report. The publication entitled 'A Challenging Start towards the EU 2020 Road Safety Target' places a focus on three areas of road safety; the progress of countries in road safety across the EU27, recommendations for national road safety changes and the road safety problem facing young people.

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Enjoying the football? Don't let drink driving ruin the fun

Enjoying the football? Don't let drink driving ruin the fun

Often referred as the 'beautiful game', football is truly on the radar around the world as people young and old sit back and enjoy the Euro 2012 football tournament. Whether you're from Europe or not, scores of young people around the world are gripped by the tournament. This footballing extravaganza gives friends and families the chance to get together in their local pubs, clubs and venues to enjoy the moment with some drinks, but beware, drink driving is always a danger!

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A wake up call for Europe - reducing road deaths slowed in 2011

A wake up call for Europe - reducing road deaths slowed in 2011

The European Commission has issued a press release that calls for immediate action on the amount of road deaths in Europe in 2011. Last year, across Europe the amount of lives saved on slowed to 2% compared with a promosing EU-wide reduction of road deaths throughout the last ten years which was around 6% reduction of road deaths on average. What does this mean for young people?

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Spotlight On: Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency -  the road traffic system

Spotlight On: Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency - the road traffic system

As part of the benefits from learning from one another's road safety projects via the YOURS global youth network for road safety, we like to periodically feature members of our network in a special Spotlight Feature. This time, we put the spotlight on the Slovenian Traffic Agency who work on all levels of road safety illustrating a road traffic system in action. We thought this spotlight would put this concept into a visible example.

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The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Five: Visibility

The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Five: Visibility

The Surreal Poster Series series has been a program that was highly subscribed to. Delegates are able to download the poster series for free, featuring five posters focusing on the five key risk factors in road safety. Now, YOURS is featuring a focus on each poster explaining the risk factor behind each theme. This week, we focus on visibility....

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An interview with lead author of the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit

An interview with lead author of the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit

On April 16th 2012, YOURS officially launched the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit. Since then, there has been unprecedented interest in our work and the background of the kit. We are incredibly proud of the finished project which kick starts our capacity development program across the world. In this article, we take a few moments to catch up with Ms Nellie Ghusayni, lead author of the kit and her journey in writing it, seeing it mapped in creative design to the finished product!

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Brian's Column: Making road safety sexy is crucial for learning

Brian's Column: Making road safety sexy is crucial for learning

In his regular column giving us a unique insight into road safety in Africa, Brian Mwebaze writes today's article on the importance of making road safety a subject that is appealing and attractive to young people. Based on his own experience of a recent workshop, Brian offers a solution to avoiding the traditional means of learning and making education 'sexy'.

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Masters degree in Road Safety Management - Lebanon

Masters degree in Road Safety Management - Lebanon

The Renault Foundation and Saint-Joseph University in Lebanon have launched the Chair and the Masters Degree in Management of Road Safety opening the door for Gulf and Middle Eastern countries to study road safety from an academic viewpoint. The programme was launched during a ceremony held at the Francois S. Bassil Auditorium at the University under the patronage of his Excellency Mr Najib Mikati, President of the Council of Ministers of Lebanon.

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The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Four: Speed

The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Four: Speed

The Surreal Poster Series has been a program that was highly subscribed to. Delegates are able to download the poster series for free, featuring five posters focusing on the five key risk factors in road safety. Now, YOURS is featuring a focus on each poster explaining the risk factor behind each theme. This week, we focus on speed...

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Fourth European Road Safety Day to take place in Cyprus in July

Fourth European Road Safety Day to take place in Cyprus in July

On 25th July 2012, YOURS will attend and is proud to co-chair the Fourth European Road Safety Day in Nicosia, Cyprus. This event will focus on the 'Active Involvement of Youth in Road Safety' as its primary theme and will offer a range of informational and interactive presentations, workshops and debates to youth delegates from across Europe.

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The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Three: Seatbelts

The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Three: Seatbelts

The Surreal Posters Series has been a program that was highly subscribed to. Delegates are able to download the poster series for free, featuring five posters focusing on the five key risk factors in road safety. Now, YOURS is featuring a focus on each poster explaining the risk factor behind each theme. This week, we focus on seatbelts....

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Michelin offers young people a unique road safety experience on Facebook

Michelin offers young people a unique road safety experience on Facebook

Taking an original approach to road safety, the Michelin Group, who are Founding Members of YOURS have organized a contest for young drivers on Facebook. This unique 'game style' application, called 'Tom the European Tour' is a innovative tool for road safety combating the road safety problem facing young people in Europe.

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The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Two: Helmets

The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part Two: Helmets

The Surreal Poster Series has been a program that was highly subscribed to. Delegates are able to download the poster series for free, featuring five posters focusing on the five key risk factors in road safety. Now, YOURS is featuring a focus on each poster explaining the risk factor behind each theme. This week, we focus on helmets...

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Didier Drogba supports global road safety in name of Zenani Mandela

Didier Drogba supports global road safety in name of Zenani Mandela

Whether you are in the know of the latest transfers, final fixtures or champions league play-offs, there are certain names in the world of football that need little introduction and Didier Drogba is one of them. For those of you that don't know him however, he is one of the stars of Premier League clubs Chelsea FC and one of the world's leading goal scorers from Africa. Now, Drogba has pledged support for global road safety raising awareness to millions.

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