As you will know by now, the Third UN Global Road Safety kicks off this Sunday 4th May taking us up to 10th May for a full week of road safety action and awareness raising. The theme for this week is children and road safety with the flagship campaign #SaveKidsLives. If you haven't taken part already, make the week a chance to get as many signatures for the campaign and take a stand for road safety, there was never a better opportunity!
Around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. The Third UN Global Road Safety Week - #SaveKidsLives - seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety. The Week features hundreds of events hosted by governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, and private companies, including the delivery of the “Child Declaration for Road Safety” to policy-makers. These events highlight WHO’s package of ten key strategies for keeping children safe on the road.
The World Health Organization (WHO) have published a set of infographics alongside their report, 'Ten Strategies for Keeping Children Safe on the Road'. The graphics illustrate the plight of our children on the world's roads as well as brings the ten strategies to life through pictures.
Don't forget to sign up to the #SaveKidsLives campaign, take a #Safie and Deliver the Child Declaration for Road Safety!