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Brand Oman launches 3rd Muscat Youth Summit

Brand Oman launches 3rd Muscat Youth Summit

They might come at the end of the alphabet, but this year's Muscat Youth Summit participants will soon be tackling some of the most complex problems our world has ever faced. That is Generation Z, born from 1995 onwards, young people that have never known life without computers, mobile phones or the Internet and this year, road safety sits on the agenda as a key global issue facing young people.

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What is the Graduated Driver's Licence? A North American example...

What is the Graduated Driver's Licence? A North American example...

The Graduated Driver's License is a contentious issue around the world with many governments either taking up this policy or refusing to go near it. The Graduated Driver's License (GDL) affects young people directly but many either don't know what it is or have never come across this term. This article aims to explain the GDL with a focus on North America where it is used widely...

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Deadline 13/11/2011: Submit a photo to show us how you Embrace Life!

Deadline 13/11/2011: Submit a photo to show us how you Embrace Life!

The Embrace Life Campaign has received a warm welcome from experts and young people from around the world! While you are reading this and are still to submit a photo to show us how you commit to road safety, you have until the 13th November to take part. The photos we have received so far are incredibly inspiring and all will be showcased on The World Day of Remembrance 2011.

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Meet the Judges for the Embrace Life Campaign!

Meet the Judges for the Embrace Life Campaign!

The Embrace Life Campaign is in full swing! We have received pictures already and we know many of you are still shooting your 'embrace life' photos now and we are really looking forward to seeing them! YOURS has chosen an expert panel of judges who will choose the best entry to receive the 1000 Euro grant for their own road safety project.

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The European Night Without Accident - road safety in European clubs!

The European Night Without Accident - road safety in European clubs!

The European Night Without Accident is an awareness campaign organised each year in nightclubs all over Europe on the 3rd Saturday of October. In each nightclub, a team of youngsters welcomes the drivers at the entrance and encourages them to take up a responsible attitude behind the wheel. The driver who wants to participate makes a promise with our team: he commits himself to remain sober. When they leave the party, our team suggests to voluntarily take a alcohol test and/or a drug test. This month, the event took place in over 25 European countries.

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Arrive Safe, Plant a Tree - Tree planting for road safety in The Gambia

Arrive Safe, Plant a Tree - Tree planting for road safety in The Gambia

The winner of the World Crossing Campaign has been busy for road safety! The National Youth Parliament of the Gambia in partnership with Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Forestry and Environment and Local Government Authorities embarked on a weeklong nationwide tree planting and road safety campaign, from the 13th-19th September 2011.  

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The YOURS CORE Group are creating a global movement for Embrace Life

The YOURS CORE Group are creating a global movement for Embrace Life

Our new Coordinators of the Regions (CORE Group) are creating ripples of global participation in our new campaign, Embrace Life. Our new global road safety awareness campaign came into full swing at the start of the month and we are pleased to announce that the CORE Group have initiated actions for wider participation through their new roles.

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Reporting back from: The African Youth Assembly for Road Safety

Reporting back from: The African Youth Assembly for Road Safety

On 7th-8th October, YOURS co-hosted the African Youth Assembly for Road Safety in Niamey, Niger. This historic event was the first of its kind and was undertaken with the primise of building regional capacity in the African Region and facilitate concerted effort for youth and road safety throughout Africa. The event was reported to be high with motivation and participants left feeling energized for road safety action.

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The Embrace Life Campaign - Our 2011 campaign is here!

The Embrace Life Campaign - Our 2011 campaign is here!

We are incredibily excited to share with you, Embrace Life! Our 2011 global road safety awareness campaign. This is a participatory campaign that you can take part in with a simple click of a camera and the capturing of a picture. Check out more information and take part today!

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Our new campaign is launching on Monday 3rd October 2011

Our new campaign is launching on Monday 3rd October 2011

There are literally days left until YOURS launches its 2011 global road safety awareness campaign! Everyone at YOURS is very excited to share this new campaign with you and it will be a campaign that is highly participatory and really easy to pake it. With only days to go, we hope you join us on Monday!

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YOURS presents at the World Road Congress Mexico 2011

YOURS presents at the World Road Congress Mexico 2011

Yesterday, YOURS Director Mr Floor Lieshout presented to an audience of over 500 delegates at the World Road Congress in Mexico City, Mexico. The presentation focused on the global youth and road safety problem and brought attention to young people's vulnerable position on the road to global road safety stakeholders from around the world.

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Spotlight on: Drivers Edge UK - Young people and road safety in the UK

Spotlight on: Drivers Edge UK - Young people and road safety in the UK

YOURS conitues to put the spotlight on organizations who have recently joined our Global Youth Network for Road Safety and shared a high level of information. Drivers Edge UK  and the S.A.M.E Academy was recently introduced to YOURS and the story of Mr Wale Yusuff who translated personal tragedy into a sustainable road safety organization is one of great inspiration. Read about Drivers Edge UK and the S.A.M.E Academy here.

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The Inter-American Developmental Bank - road safety programs

The Inter-American Developmental Bank - road safety programs

YOURS recently partnered with The Inter-American Developmental Bank on the release of the Surreal Poster Series. This partnership saw a massive subscription to the posters in the Americas region and brought much global publicity for this road safety tool. Here we look at the IDB's efforts for road safety.

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Road safety is a sustainability issue: a thought provoking article

Road safety is a sustainability issue: a thought provoking article

YOURS mentions the overwhelming burden of road traffic crashes throughout this site and we our aim to combat this burden to significantly reduce the amount of young people being killed on the world's roads. We feel it is important to feature articles that summarize these concerns in a thought provoking manner. Today, we feature an article by Elaine Cohen, a sustainability writer and CSR consultant.

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YOURS has selected the CORE Group - we welcome our new group!

YOURS has selected the CORE Group - we welcome our new group!

YOURS is very excited to announce the establishment of our new group; The CORE Group. After nearly two months of applications, selection, interviews and recruitment, we have finally found our CORE Group, the Coordinators of the Regions from around the world who will work with YOURS on our network expansion and bolstering of our global reach.

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Can you design a poster for Europe? Poster competition from DG Move

Can you design a poster for Europe? Poster competition from DG Move

Calling all young graphic designers and graphic design students! Can you design a unique road safety poster aimed at young European drivers? The European Commission wants your creativity to help spread the message about responsible driving among young people, one of the most vulnerable groups on the roads. The winning poster will be translated into the EU’s 23 official languages, distributed in all 27 EU countries and used for a communication campaign in Brussels and possibly for similar campaigns across all 27 EU Member States!

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Spotlight on GRSP South Africa - road safety in South Africa

Spotlight on GRSP South Africa - road safety in South Africa

YOURS has implemented a new criteria for its network and we are happy to see a growth in the wealth of information being inputted in the MINE Section. As mentioned a few weeks ago, YOURS will be spotlighting organizations that have the best information about their work. This month, we put the spotlight on GRSP South Africa.

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The economic and social costs of global road crashes: A Summary

The economic and social costs of global road crashes: A Summary

YOURS strives to offer its subsribers and members digestable information to build capacity and increase knowledge of global road safety issues. There are many scholarly reports written on road safety which are often hard to understand for their technical approach. In this article, we focus on the major economic and social costs of global road crahes by pulling information from scholarly texts that is easy to understand.

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YOURS is to publish: Youth and Road Safety Issues at Mexico Road Congress

YOURS is to publish: Youth and Road Safety Issues at Mexico Road Congress

Director of YOURS Mr Floor Lieshout is to publish his paper, Youth and Road Safety Issues at Mexicos 24th World Road Congress taking place in Mexico City on 26-30th September 2011. The event brings together over 3,000 delegates and this paper will bring much needed attention to youth and road safety on a global level with key stakeholders in global road safety.

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YOURS is supporting the first ever African Youth Forum for Road Safety

YOURS is supporting the first ever African Youth Forum for Road Safety

The African Youth Forum for Road Safety is unique event and the first of its kind in the African Region taking place next month (October) in Niger, Africa. YOURS, as partners of the event will be supporting the event in its entirety and is looking forward to facilitating the youth movement for road safety in Africa.

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