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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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The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part One: Alcohol

The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part One: Alcohol

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 alcohol...

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One year since the Decade of Action - a look at YOURS' contribution

One year since the Decade of Action - a look at YOURS' contribution

It has officially been one full year since we saw the Decade of Action for Road Safety passed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in May 2011. The Decade calls upon nations, governments, civil society and road safety stakeholders to take action in actively reducing road crashes globally. We take a look back at the Decade's launch in 2011 and YOURS' contribution throughout the first year.

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Seeing My World through a Safer Lens - calling US creative video makers

Seeing My World through a Safer Lens - calling US creative video makers

In commemoration of their 20th anniversary, the United States organization, Center for Disease Control have, via their department of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, are hosting a video contest to answer the question, 'What does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in My Community?'. They are calling on creative video makers to address this question by shooting a video through a safer lens.

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Brian's Column: Visibility of all road users shouldn’t be a debate in Africa

Brian's Column: Visibility of all road users shouldn’t be a debate in Africa

Every month, Brian writes his column on road safety issues in Africa. Brian is a road safety activist, campaigner and public health peer educator give his column a candid insight into the world of youth and road safety issues in Africa. This month, Brian draws upon his experience of a public level debate on the use of reflectors in the night in Uganda, a debate that is common sense but where some place a political agenda on the subject. Read more here!

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The impossibe texting and driving test - a Youtube viral sensation!

The impossibe texting and driving test - a Youtube viral sensation!

On the 27th May 2012, Responsible Young Drivers Beligum uploaded one of their latest road safety videos, the 'Impossible texting while driving test'. This wholly unique video has, since entering the world wide web via Youtube has received nearly half a million hits making it a real viral sensation and a captivating message that is being spread across the web with gusto.

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YOURS Founding Member Michelin receives prestigious road safety award

YOURS Founding Member Michelin receives prestigious road safety award

Yesterday, at the Decade of Action Policy and Donor Forum held in New York City, Founding Member of YOURS Michelin received the prestigious and highly coveted International Road Safety Award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent. Michelin were praised for their outstanding contribution to global road safety.  

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2012 Decade of Action Forum takes place today - New York City

2012 Decade of Action Forum takes place today - New York City

The first annual Decade of Action for Road Policy and Donor Forum will be held today in New York City, USA. The 2012 Decade of Action Forum will be held alongside the prestigious international road safety awards presented by HRH Prince Michael of Kent who will announce the first Decade of Action for Road Safety Award organized by the Road Safety Fund in partnership with the Commission for Global Road Safety.

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Guardian global road safety column reports on youth road death burden

Guardian global road safety column reports on youth road death burden

In a partnership with the Road Safety Fund, one of the world's most frequently read papers, The Guardian, features a regular road safety column to bring attention to the global road safety crisis. In an article featuring a report requesting for the embedding of road safety into the forthcoming  Rio+20 Framework, The Guardian has featured an article focusing on the biggest killer of young people; road traffic crashes.

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