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YOURS to Report on African Youth Assembly at 14th UNRSC Meeting

YOURS to Report on African Youth Assembly at 14th UNRSC Meeting

As an official member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) YOURS will be attending the 14th UNRSC meeting on 15-16th November 2011 at the World Health Organization HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. YOURS will have the opportunity to report to UNRSC members and a key area of focus will be our most recent activities including the momentous First African Youth Assembly for Road Safety.

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The Second African Road Safety Conference - Ethiopia

The Second African Road Safety Conference - Ethiopia

The Second African Road Safety Conference takes place today (9-11 November 2011) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. YOURS is very happy to see the attendance of Mr Aliou Oumarou (Coordinator of the French Speaking African Countries) as well as Mr Brian Mwebaze from Uganda attending. They bring their youth experience in road safety to the conference which will bring a much needed attention to youth and road safety issues to an African decision making delegation.

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United Nations Secretary General publishes road safety report

United Nations Secretary General publishes road safety report

The United Nations Secretary General has published his 2011 final report on road safety presented to the United Nations General Assembly. It shows that there have been concerted efforts for road safety around the world and many more after the launch of the momentous Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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Vote for your favourite road safety poster for Europe!

Vote for your favourite road safety poster for Europe!

Last month, European Directoral General MOVE initated a poster competition for Europe. They receieved over 800 entries from designers all around the 27 EU Member States. The European Commission's own poster judging jury have selected the 10 best posters and nows its over to you to choose your favourite one!

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Choose Your Way - Road safety research with young people in Bulgaria

Choose Your Way - Road safety research with young people in Bulgaria

'Choose Your Way' is an interesting research initiative focused a fundamental understanding of human behaviour in relation to young people. The project was undertaken with young people and included a range of road safety activities to gauge young people's opinion of an improved road safety situation and what this would look like. The results show that in Bulgaria, the short and long term solutions differed illustrating that road safety is a multi-faceted problem with numerous solutions in a given time and place.

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Winter is coming: tips to stay safe as motorists!

Winter is coming: tips to stay safe as motorists!

Variable weather conditions pose a wide range of problems for road users. In order to minimise accident risk, drivers need to fully adapt their driving to the different conditions. Extremes of temperature (even those experienced in the UK) will soon show up any deficiencies both in your vehicle and in your skill as a driver.

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Public campaigns can cut road fatalities - an expert opinion

Public campaigns can cut road fatalities - an expert opinion

Sustained public information campaigns on road safety can play a crucial role in reducing road fatalities on GCC roads, according to a UK government marketing professional. Emma Stranack, deputy director of external communications at the Department for Transport in the UK, said that raising and sustaining public awareness of the key risks of speeding, mobile phone use, and not wearing seatbelts, helps change attitudes about road safety, leading to safer and more considerate road behaviour.

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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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