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Minnesota Students Push for Phone Ban

Minnesota Students Push for Phone Ban

If a group of Mounds Park Academy students has their way, drivers in Minnesota would no longer be able to use cell phones while behind the wheel. "Our bill would be different than the other bills in the past because it bans both hands-held and hands free," said senior Tim Gaughan.

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Vida Urgente: 2011 Message

Vida Urgente: 2011 Message

In at the end of 2010, our Brazillian partners Vida Urgente sent us an end of year message focusing on the achievements of the year and their goals for 2011 in the field of road safety. We share them here with you.

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Happy New Year from YOURS!

Happy New Year from YOURS!

We want to wish all of our supporters, partners and advisors a massive happy new year! 2011 is a big one and as we see the Decade of Action come into force, the work of YOURS is set to create a bigger impact in the years ahead.

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We say goobye to 2010! See our highlights!

We say goobye to 2010! See our highlights!

The end of the year is just around the corner. As we say goodbye to 2010, we welcome 2011 with lots of excitement and enthusiasm for the work ahead. 2011 is a massive year for young people and road safety.

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Reporting Back from Cambodia

Reporting Back from Cambodia

On the first of November 2010 a Youth and Road Safety Trainers Workshop took place in Siem Reap - Cambodia, hosted by the Cambodia Red Cross an organized in close partnership with Global Road Safety Partnership and YOURS - Youth for Road Safety. Approximately 20 persons attended the workshop, the majority were youth leaders from the Cambodia Red Cross.

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GRSP Asia Seminar 2010 - YOURS Participates

GRSP Asia Seminar 2010 - YOURS Participates

The GRSP/Asia Road Safety Seminar 2010 took place this year in Cambodia. The GRSP were pleased to inform us that they had about 200 participants this year and for YOURS it was a rewarding experience to take part. Clearly, this annual gathering on Road Safety, comprising of road safety experts, government agencies and NGOs, is an important platform for sharing and exchanging information in the Asia Region.

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Decade of Action for Road Safety Launch Website

Decade of Action for Road Safety Launch Website

As part of the international movement for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, an official website selling the Decade of Action Tag has been launched and is ready for you to purchase to WEAR.BELIEVE.ACT. The site also includes expert resources and infomation of road safety funding.

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Spotlight On: ArriveSAFE

Spotlight On: ArriveSAFE

YOURS is very proud to feature the road safety organisation, 'ArriveSafe'. Headed by international spokesman for road safety, Mr Harman Sidhu, ArriveSafe works with Governmental and Semi-Governmental bodies to further road safety in India and the world.

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Challenge Bibendum Interviews YOURS CEO

Challenge Bibendum Interviews YOURS CEO

Our YOURS CEO Mr Floor Lieshout has recently been interviewed by Michelin's Challenge Bibendum. Challenge Bibendum is a forum to address all the issues of a multi-stakeholder sector such as road mobility. We were proud to see the YOURS logo flying high on the front page of The Challenge Bibendum Website.

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Leave the Phone Alone: A Canadian Initiative

Leave the Phone Alone: A Canadian Initiative

In Canada, one person dies every three hours on the road, this is why the National Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims serves an important role in commemorating those lives lost. In response to this fact, the event organizers have created a new initiative: Leave the Phone Alone.

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance is the day on which all those killed and injured in road crashes are remembered, together with their families, the emergency services and all others affected or involved in the aftermath.

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WCC Winner is to initiate Road Safety Project

WCC Winner is to initiate Road Safety Project

Winner of the World Crossing Campaign (WCC) video competition, Mr Siakka. K. Dibba is using his €1000 prize money to implement a road safety project entitled, 'Changing Minds - Saving Lives' in the Gambia. The WCC was set up to present a visible global youth movement for road safety and inspire change.

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Spotlight on: Chariots of Destiny

Spotlight on: Chariots of Destiny

As part of the YOURS mission to network, share information and connect young people and road safety projects all around the world, we are happy to announce the launch of a new online initiative, the 'spotlight on' news articles . In this series, YOURS will be placing a spotlight on road safety organizations for all around the world. Here, you will be able to find out a little bit about the project and how they are working with young people which will complement our MINE section.

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Tune into Traffic receives International Award

Tune into Traffic receives International Award

Tune into Traffic, the United Kingom based road safety campaign has been awarded an international award by the International Youth Foundation as part of its flagship programme, Youth Action Net. The award recognises Tune into Traffic's efforts for societal change in the UK.

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Reporting Back from Portugal

Reporting Back from Portugal

In late October, PRP a national road safety organization in Portugal hosted its first 18-24 Young Drivers conference. The event brought together hundreds of young people, professionals and several international road safety organizations to discuss youth road safety projects.

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YOURS Participates in MAASH Forum

YOURS Participates in MAASH Forum

From the 27th of September to the 2nd of October, the Interregional Association of Driving Schools of Russia, entitled MAASH, organized the 13th International Conference “Driving School – 2010” in Sochi, in Russia, located on the south coast of the Black Sea.With the assistance of the Road Safety Department under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Federal Education Agency of Russia, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Transport, the Association MAASH gathered some 427 participants representing 58 regions of the Russian Federation.

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YOURS to run road safety workshop in Cambodia

YOURS to run road safety workshop in Cambodia

Together with GRSP and the Cambodian Red Cross, YOURS is to run a youth workshop on road safety in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It will cover the reasons behind why young people are over-represented in road traffic injuries and in addition how we can engage with young people, including the use of peer-education.

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PRP Portugal Host Young Drivers Conference

PRP Portugal Host Young Drivers Conference

On the 25-26th October, 2010, PRP - a Portugal based national road safety organisation are hosting a conference on young drivers. The conference will present an international view on the current situations young drivers face on the road.

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Pediatric Hospitalizations for ATV-Related Injuries More than Double

Pediatric Hospitalizations for ATV-Related Injuries More than Double

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are associated with a significant and increasing number of hospitalizations for children in the U.S., according to a new report by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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YOURS Represented at the Safety 2010  World Conference

YOURS Represented at the Safety 2010 World Conference

The Safety 2010 World Conference took place in London, UK and was held on 21-24 September 2010. The conference brought stakeholders together in the prevention of unintentional injuries and violence from around the world to discuss and exchange information and experiences. This year, YOURS presented to the conference, the challenge of preventing young deaths on the world's roads.

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