The Toolkit is a document that will guide policymakers and decision-makers on how to meaningfully engage and involve young people. Meaningful youth engagement, particularly in road safety, is something we’ve championed since the very beginning. We believe that young people have a right to be involved in the issues that most affect their lives.
Our Toolkit highlights that meaningful youth participation happens when youth experiences, youth ideas, youth expertise, and youth perspectives are integrated into institutions that support the development and implementation of programs, policies, and decision-making efforts.
All sectors of society must come together to systematically integrate meaningful youth participation within policymaking and decision-making structures as a cycle of continuous relationship building. Successful integration means taking a multi-method approach so that young people can choose the best way they could participate.
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Our Action Kit is the backbone of the work we do to empower young people in road safety. All around the world, youth who have been affected by road traffic crashes or want to take real action have picked up the Action Kit as an effective starting point. Our groundbreaking workshops were built from the concepts in the Action Kit and is given out to every youth that experiences a workshop.
There are hundreds of reports out there that offer an insight into road safety, many of them 1000 pages long and scattered over different risk factors, regions and themes. For a young person wanting to learn about road safety, tackling all these reports would be a daunting task! That's why we have done it for them. We condensed reams of information into easy, bitesized and youth-friendly chunks to make it easy for young people to grasp the global road safety crisis facing young people, why youth are at particular risk, the key risk factors and how they can get started.
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Resources used for the Action Kit
The Youth and Road Safety was created using a wealth of resources, see each reference mentioned in the Action Kit:
Posters can be an effective awareness raising tool and used in the proper setting, can be the extra nudge to encourage a young person to be safe on the road. These posters are "surreal", taking road safety contexts and placing them in unusual and thought provoking imagery. Our poster series focuses on a five key risk factors; seatbelts, helmets, alchohol, visibility and speeding. These posters have been used all across the world, on billboards, in local settings and on T.V and they are available for you to use completely free!
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These posters are available in high-definition for print and can be supplied without the YOURS logo for your own use. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young people are the biggest affected group when it comes to road deaths. Hundreds of thousands of young people agef 15-29 are killed every year and the numbers vary depending on where you live. We have put together an infographic using the latest available data to illustrate the impact road crashes have on young people globally.
While the numbers remain a crucial way to see the global impact of road crashes on youth, we remember that every single young people killed on the road represents a life full of promise. Many of the lives lost occur in low and middle-income countries where many young people provide an income to their households; pluging families further into poverty.
Get the facts through our interactive infographic:
In 2007, the first ever global gathering of young leaders took place at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Here over 400 young people from 100 countries adopted the first World Youth Declaration for Road Safety calling on leaders to take road safety action for youth. Young people themselves also pledged to take action. A road safety movement was created and here, our organization YOURS, was born.
In 2020, YOURS hosted the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety as an official pre-event for the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. During the Assembly, the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety was released. The document gathered the voices of 1500+ youth voices presenting the demands and commitment of young people for road safety around the world.
We continue to support young people around the world to localize the road safety issue and call for action with regional declarations.
The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is pleased to offer a free, online training certificate program on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (RTIP).
Comprised of six required multimedia educational modules, and one optional advanced module, this comprehensive program covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of road traffic injury prevention to setting up injury surveillance systems, evaluating road safety interventions and influencing policy on road traffic injuries (RTIs). The lectures are taught by a variety of instructors, including JH-IIRU faculty as well as experts in the field of injury prevention control and trauma care from around the world.
How is it organized?
Modules in this training include:
The program is free of cost and open to policy makers, researchers, educators and anyone in the general public interested in learning more about RTIs.
They do not offer academic credit, but do provide a certificate for completing course modules.
You can find a lot of information on our road safety section, additionally we encourage you to check out some other road safety reports. They will give you even more information on road safety data in the world and your country, more evidence based research on the youth and road safety crisis as well as other actionable steps you can take.
The Commonwealth Road Safety Initiative Report illustrates that road traffic crashes are a major challenge for the Commonwealth as over 60% of its countries’ population is under 30. Road safety in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth is very diverse. Fatality rates in road crashes range from 3 to above 30 per 100,000 population. However, in nearly all Commonwealth countries fatality and injury rates are rising rather than falling. Urgent action is required to prevent the loss of over 2 million lives in the decade to 2030.
The Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, reflects on information from 180 countries published by the World Health Organization. It gives a low down on the latest road safety data from all countries enabling you to see whether your country has certain proved measures such as road safety laws. The status report also includes a handy mobile app to help visualize data.
In 2007, the World Health Organization published Youth and Road Safety, a comprehensive report focusing on the biggest killer of young people globally; road traffic crashes. It places a spotlight on the key risk factors at play for this leading health concern amongst 15-29 year olds as well as steps to keep young people safer on the road.
Road safety is often misrepresented in the media or more often than not, given little to no attention although so many people are affected by road crashes. This guide, Reporting on Road Safety: A Guide for Journalists offers information on stories, suggestions for new angles, descriptions of projects, and tips from editors, journalists and public health experts to enhance reporting on road safety.
Comprehensive road safety legislation—which incorporates evidence-based measures and strict and appropriate penalties, backed by consistent, sustained enforcement and public education—has been proven to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities. Stengthening Road Safety Legislation for Countries written by the World Health Organization offers an insight in advancing road safety legislation at a country level.
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.