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Youth and Road Safety Kit making national news in Iran

Youth and Road Safety Kit making national news in Iran

Recently, we announced the launch of our Youth and Road Safety Action Kit in Farsi (Persian) translated by our friends at TAC Iran. The Kit, part of our award winning Capacity Development Programme introduces young people to the global road safety crisis facing their generation as well as actionable steps that they can take. The Kit was translated into Farsi in Iran to bring much needed attention to youth and road safety issues in the country. The Farsi version of the Kit has been receiving massive attention all across the country.

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The top five things parents need to know about teen driving

The top five things parents need to know about teen driving

A National Safety Council (NSC) poll has found 76 per cent of parents are unaware that the biggest risk to their teens’ safety is the vehicle sitting in the driveway.

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'Life-saving' children stickers aim to increase Brisbane road safety

'Life-saving' children stickers aim to increase Brisbane road safety

A new road safety campaign involving wheelie bins and life-sized child stickers seeks to make Brisbane's suburban streets safer.The "life-saving" stickers shaped to look like a child about to run out on the road have been placed on bins in the inner-city suburb of Paddington in an effort to encourage motorists to slow down. Russell White, the chief executive of the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF), said the stickers had a real visual impact.

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Snapchat and driving… you could be sending your last snap

Snapchat and driving… you could be sending your last snap

For the older generations, Snapchat is a super-confusing trend! I once heard an uncle asking, “Why on earth would anyone want to send a picture that disappears?!”. Amongst millions of youth though, Snapchat is huge! However, it’s motto, “Life's more fun when you live in the moment!” is increasingly being taken to every part of life, even behind the wheel.  Lately, I have been seeing a lot of people snapping while driving…

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UL Safer Roads India Grants - road safety for Indian youth apply now!

UL Safer Roads India Grants - road safety for Indian youth apply now!

Road safety is the biggest public safety challenge that India faces, with an average of 15 deaths every hour caused by road accidents. As the safety thought leader, UL has been working on game-changing ways to address road safety in India. With more than 50% of India’s population under age 25, we believe that India’s young people are uniquely suited to help solve this problem, especially since it personally affects them and their peers.

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Youth and Road Safety Action Kit now available in 3 more languages!

Youth and Road Safety Action Kit now available in 3 more languages!

We are proud to announce the launch of the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit in 3 additional languages; Portuguese, Persian and Spanish! These translations were offered by organizations on the ground in Iran and Spain who saw an immediate usage of the Kit in the translated languages. In Spain, the MAPFRE Foundation worked with us to translate the Kit into Spanish and Portuguese. In Iran, TACI translated the Kit into Farsi (Persian).

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Applications for MENTOR-VIP open until 6 May 2016

Applications for MENTOR-VIP open until 6 May 2016

WHO's global mentoring programme, MENTOR-VIP, is designed to assist junior injury prevention practitioners to develop specific skills through structured collaboration with a more experienced person who has volunteered to act as a mentor. Since its inception in 2007, more than 70 mentorships on a range of violence and injury topics have been undertaken.

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UN Resolution: calling on governments to meet road safety targets

UN Resolution: calling on governments to meet road safety targets

Governments call on WHO and partners to support development of global road safety targets and request UN Secretary-General to explore establishment of a road safety trust fund. The UN General Assembly and its Member States adopted a resolution on "Improving global road safety". The resolution, which was tabled by the Government of the Russian Federation, was co-sponsored by 55 governments.

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Brian's Column:  Drink Responsibly? What does that even mean?

Brian's Column: Drink Responsibly? What does that even mean?

Who doesn’t fancy a drink after a day’s hard work? Must I remind you that even the Bishop of Canterbury is 80% water? Dare I say pal, even Jesus swallowed wine. So chillax! But, no matter the drink, too much of everything is always bad: so our parents reminded us. It’s easier to say ‘too much’ but what is there a universal definition of ‘too much’?

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Welcome to our brand new website! Take a look around!

Welcome to our brand new website! Take a look around!

We have been working hard behind the scenes to get the new YOURS website up and running. We started YOURS back in 2009 building on from the 2007 United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety. Back then, our website was cutting edge and remained so for many years, offering a fresh look at the world of road safety through the eyes of young people. Now in 2016, in our mission to remain on the cutting edge wavelength, we bring you a brand new website that once again revolutionizes how road safety is presented to the world. See our work, why we do what  we do and how we do it!

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GRSP - Mobilising Road Safety Action - Resource Centre

GRSP - Mobilising Road Safety Action - Resource Centre

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) have published a great tool for use in your own materials and road safety activities. The Advocacy Resource Centre provides tools and training to build targeted and innovative road safety advocacy campaigns. Explore the content gallery for case studies, images, facts, sample social media posts and so much more.

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 Sad or Mad? Stay Out of the Car! Emotional Driving

Sad or Mad? Stay Out of the Car! Emotional Driving

New research finds that driver-related factors such as fatigue, error, impairment and distraction – including getting behind the wheel while angry or sad – were present in nearly 90 percent of motor vehicle crashes. We've all heard "Don't Drink and Drive." But did you know that "Don't Sad and Drive" might be nearly as important?

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A view on road safety in India: much to do - Opinion Piece

A view on road safety in India: much to do - Opinion Piece

Road safety is a critical issue in India. The number of vehicles on its roads is rising, urban centres are congested, and motorway networks are expanding. However, the rules and regulations governing road safety date back to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (MVA), which is outdated and poorly enforced.

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Brian's Column: Dying Like A Man? Mind your language!

Brian's Column: Dying Like A Man? Mind your language!

Our monthly columnist from Africa, Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with another thought provoking article on all things youth and road safety. In this article, he explores the concept of masculinity and road safety; what does it mean to "be a man" and what are the implications for road safety practise? 

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Delft Road Safety Course applications now open

Delft Road Safety Course applications now open

Our friends over at the Delft Road Safety Course have opened the applications for their new course, which takes place in September 2016 in the Netherlands. This renowned course offers a robust, multi-faceted insight into road safety and offers scholarships for people in low and middle-income countries. Find out more.

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Road safety campaigning in Russia takes leaps forward

Road safety campaigning in Russia takes leaps forward

Our Regional Coordinator on the YOURS CORE Group, Mr Alexander Revskiy gives us an update on road safety activities, campaigning and efforts taking place across the country. Lots has been happening since he last updated us.

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Road Safety Grants Programme: Call for Proposals - Round 9

Road Safety Grants Programme: Call for Proposals - Round 9

The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Call for Proposals for Round 9 of the Road Safety Grants Programme. Initiated in early 2012 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Road Safety Grants Programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.

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European Road Safety Tunes - a youth project for road safety!

European Road Safety Tunes - a youth project for road safety!

Our European friends are finding new ways to engage with young people on road safety. A new project, called European Road Safety Tunes has been initiated to combat 4.990 fatalities in the age group 15-24 in Europe. This is the reason why Safety Tunes will focus on the target group of young road users – cyclists, moped-riders, motor-cyclists and car-drivers – from 15-24 years.

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Pope Francis signs the Child Declaration for Road Safety!

Pope Francis signs the Child Declaration for Road Safety!

His Holiness Pope Francis has given his support to the global #SaveKidsLives campaign, which draws attention to the 500 lives of children lost in road traffic crashes each day and urges action to reduce this preventable toll.

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YOURS facilitators in Belize continue to create big impact!

YOURS facilitators in Belize continue to create big impact!

Back in 2014, CDB approached YOURS to run our signature programme to educate and inspire young people to take road safety action. This two year collaboration built a strong partnership from the ground up in Belize and was undertaken. Since then, the facilitators have continued to create a massive impact in the country by reaching their peers in their own road safety workshops, placing peer-education at the forefront at their approach.

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