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Sign up free to the Lancet and get info on sustainable youth development

Sign up free to the Lancet and get info on sustainable youth development

Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing focuses on the study of children and young people and some of the most pressing issues facing our generation. The largest generation of adolescents and young people in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. This new Lancet Commission argues that there are both current threats, if inaction continues, but also tremendous unrealised opportunities not only for the health and wellbeing of young people themselves but also for the future of society and future generations

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Brians Column: Who's the sexiest? Helmet Vs. Non-Helmet Users

Brians Column: Who's the sexiest? Helmet Vs. Non-Helmet Users

For a fact: Using helmets decreases the risk and severity of injuries by about 72%; decreases the likelihood of death by up to 39%, with the probability depending on the speed of the motorcycle involved; and decreases the costs of health care associated with crashes (WHO, 2006).

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YOURS Annual Report 2015 - read all about what we did last year!

YOURS Annual Report 2015 - read all about what we did last year!

We have published our Annual Report 2015, highlighting exacty what we we did in the previous year. It includes some key milestones for the last year and highlights how we as a global youth organization, contributed to several initatives as well as spearheaded our own. We have made our Annual Report easy on the eye so as you can get a grasp of our work easily!

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Dr. Adnan Hyder joins our Supervisory Board

Dr. Adnan Hyder joins our Supervisory Board

Since we began operations at YOURS back in 2009, our organization has been governed by a Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board oversees the long-term objectives of the organization and ensures that the by-laws and rules governing the organization’s activities are observed. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Adnan Hyder of Johns Hopkins University joins our Chair, Dr. Wim Rogmans on the Supervisory Board.

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US teens share top tips for safer driving: Jeremy & Mark say listen up!

US teens share top tips for safer driving: Jeremy & Mark say listen up!

We were recently contacted by some teens in the States that have been gathering information for safer driving as part of their youth center's safety programme. Jeremy and Mark have been working hard to educate their peers and came across our website, which they gave the teen seal of approval! We are happy that they want to contribute to our site from a United States perspecitve. They say "Listen up folks", and share some top tips for safer driving.

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15 year old Charlie Cracknall is a film maker for road safety!

15 year old Charlie Cracknall is a film maker for road safety!

The creativity of young people to create message that 'speak' to their peers is second to none. We've been saying it for years, young people themselves can and do take action for road safety. This action is often filled with unique messages, a fresh look on an issue and presented in the most 'real' of ways. Our friend in the UAE, 15 year old Charlie Cracknall continues to build on his award winning movie making passion for road safety and is back with a film, "Click-It" on seatbelt use.

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Social U - two webinars on social media from the Global Alliance

Social U - two webinars on social media from the Global Alliance

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety represents organizations from all across the world. They recently launched an 'Alliance Empowerment Programme', which aims to build to skills, knowledge and capacity of members. In the programme, member organizations will learn how to better design and implement initiatives that significantly reduce the risk of injury and fatality on the world’s roads. In a two part webinar series called 'Social U', top tips are shared on maximizing the use of Facebook and Twitter as an organization working in the road safety field.

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WHO Road Safety Media Fellows: Read their articles

WHO Road Safety Media Fellows: Read their articles

Our roads are killing us. More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured each year in traffic-related incidents. To help improve coverage of this global public health crisis in 2015, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) named 25 journalists as Road Safety Journalism Fellows.

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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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