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YOURS annual global awareness campaign coming shortly!

YOURS annual global awareness campaign coming shortly!

YOURS is in the region of completion in the planning phase of our new global awareness campaign. Every year, YOURS will initiate a global campaign where members of our network and all interested parties can take part and raise awareness about road safety in a creative manner.

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Applicants for YOURS CORE Group have been Shortlisted!

Applicants for YOURS CORE Group have been Shortlisted!

YOURS has been through the incredibly difficult process of shortlisting all candidates for the YOURS CORE Group positions. The selection process saw lots of competition and a wealth of experience and commitment but ultimately, only a short group could be shortlisted for the final round to find our Coordinators of the Regions.

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Stay Alert, Stay Alive - Road safety campaign launched before Grand Prix

Stay Alert, Stay Alive - Road safety campaign launched before Grand Prix

Stay Alert, Stay Alive – that's the message for local and visiting bikers during the Manx Grand Prix Festival. The Isle of Man Constabulary and the Department of Infrastructure have launched a road safety campaign ahead of the festival which starts on Saturday.

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Update your profile and you could be spotlighted!

Update your profile and you could be spotlighted!

YOURS is encouraging the members of the Global Youth Network for Road Safety to update their profiles on the MINE section. This is to ensure that our network stay envigorated and lively and that your recent projects and activities are given worthy visibility and promotion! Organizations and projects with the highest quality information will given a special spotlight on the YOURS website.

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Michelin steers society to safety with new campaigns in China

Michelin steers society to safety with new campaigns in China

Being a tyre maker always committed to improving its products, Michelin says it makes safety a firm focus. The company has issued its "Michelin China Road Safety Manifesto" in Beijing, along with the launch of the Michelin 2011 Road Safety Campaign themed "Safety, One Step Forward". As part of this, it launched a series of activities aimed at mobilizing concrete action for the improvement of road safety in China.

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YOURS reopens applications for CORE Group: South and Middle Americas

YOURS reopens applications for CORE Group: South and Middle Americas

YOURS has reopened the applications for the CORE Group in the region of South and Middle Americas. We do this under the premise of ensuring this region holds a representative mix of applicants that can be shortlisted and can represent this large region. YOURS opens the region for applications for a further week.

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MALTA: Road safety campaign will lay stress on use of bicycles

MALTA: Road safety campaign will lay stress on use of bicycles

Motorists will be taught how to drive around cyclists while bicycle riders will learn how to keep themselves safe through a campaign planned by the transport authority. The campaign would also address other dangerous road habits such as speeding and drink-driving with the aim of making roads safer all round, a spokesman from Transport Malta said. A date for its launch has yet to be established.

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Mandela legacy and South African national road safety

Mandela legacy and South African national road safety

The inspirational story of President Nelson Mandela's leadership in Africa has left a historical hallmark on international political action. His personal struggle as well as the political action for equality in South Africa has placed Mr Mandela as one of the most inspiring leaders worldwide. His personal association with road safety is rooted in tragic losses due to road crashes his foundation is implementing road safety solutions.

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CORE Group Vacancies Now Closed

CORE Group Vacancies Now Closed

The deadline for the YOURS CORE Group is now closed. We have received an unprecedented amount of applicants and overwhelmed with the global response. All applicants have been informed of receipt of their application. We are now currently undertaking the shortlisting process for all applications. All applicants can expect to hear from YOURS by 19th August.

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Spurs and Orlanda Pirates wear the Tag for Zenani and the Decade

Spurs and Orlanda Pirates wear the Tag for Zenani and the Decade

In memory of Zenani Mandela and to raise awareness for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, Tottenham Hotspur and the Orlando Pirates wore the yellow road safety Tag on black armbands during their match on 19 July 2011 at Mbombela Stadium, South Africa.

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Vacancies update: apply by 31st July for the CORE Group

Vacancies update: apply by 31st July for the CORE Group

The recent announcement of vanacies at YOURS to join the new CORE Group - Coordinators of the Regions has generated a lot of interest. We have received applications from around the world, from Africa to India to the Mediterrenean to South America. But applications are not closed yet, to be in with a chance to be a CORE Group member, you still have more than a week to apply!

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Tune into Traffic: How road safety campaigns can be participatory

Tune into Traffic: How road safety campaigns can be participatory

Tune into Traffic, UK is a campaign that is run by young people for young people; very much like YOURS. It's content is entirely user generated and peer initiated which means young people themselves are the people responsible for creating its awareness medias and tools.

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You can now share news from YOURS with one simple click!

You can now share news from YOURS with one simple click!

YOURS has added extra functionality to our website giving you even easier tools to share our news stories with your collegues, friends and family on your social networking sites. This makes sharing road safety information simply a click of a button, easy and it raises awareness too!

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Spotlight on: TeamAlert - The Netherlands

Spotlight on: TeamAlert - The Netherlands

This month, YOURS has been in conversations with organizations around the world and we are very excited to put the spotlight on TeamAlert. TearmAlert is an innovative, engaging and youth-led road safety organization that have engaged in a range of youth and road safety projects in The Netherlands.

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XXIV World Road Congress - Taking place in Mexico 2011

XXIV World Road Congress - Taking place in Mexico 2011

Since 1908, the World Road Congress has been the premier international event for roads and road transport. This XXIVth edition will present current research and best practice, provide a venue for discussion of advances in technology and practice and bring together road transport stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and information sharing.

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YOURS is expanding across social networks and becoming more accessible!

YOURS is expanding across social networks and becoming more accessible!

YOURS has began an expansion process increasing its visibility and presence online in the world of social networking and social marketing. In this respect, our goal is to raise awareness of road safety on a range of platforms and since we began, YOURS exitsts on host of social networking sites.

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The Surreal Poster Series: now available in Spanish and Portuguese!

The Surreal Poster Series: now available in Spanish and Portuguese!

YOURS is proud to announce that The Surreal Poster Series is now available to download in Spanish and Portuguese! The Spanish version comes with special thanks to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Portuguese version comes with special thanks to Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária.

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YOURS is to publish Youth and Road Safety: A Welcome Kit

YOURS is to publish Youth and Road Safety: A Welcome Kit

YOURS is set to publish its maiden publication: Youth and Road Safey: A Welcome Kit. The publication will be a comprehensive guide for youth and road safety activists around the world. It brings together evidence based information about the current global road safety situation along with practical guidance on how to effectuate lasting change. This work was the result of a grant and guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, in collaboration with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education, in Paris.

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Spotlight on: Awladna: road safety for kids - Oman

Spotlight on: Awladna: road safety for kids - Oman

This month, YOURS puts te spotlight on the work of Omani delegates in the campaign, 'Awladna: road safety for kids'. The campaign holds many resources and fact based evidence about the state of Omani road safety and some of their work can be found in this month's spotlight feature...

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YOURS is re-energizing the Global Youth Network for Road Safety!

YOURS is re-energizing the Global Youth Network for Road Safety!

Since we opened the MINE section in early 2010, we have had hundreds of road safety activists from all sorts of background joining up. The representation is worldwide and members have had access to the the Global Youth Network, seeing what other road safety organizations are doing around the globe. Now, YOURS is offering new benefits to its members!

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