Call on your leaders at all levels to make public how they will reach the Global Goals target
to halve road deaths in the next five years. Learn more about how you can get going.
Every child deserves a safe journey to school. For many children around the world, walking to school through busy highways, with no footpaths, low visibility and no school patrols is a daily occurance. Our children, our most valuable assets are put at risk, more than 500 of them don't make it to school and are killed on the road every single day, all across the world.
A safe journey to school promotes healthier lifestyles, safer roads where special measures are put in place to protect children and much more
Many children across the world travel on school buses and other forms of transport every day. Many buses do not have seatbelts and very often children are not buckled up when they are being dropped off. Seatbelts save lives and we call on all decision makers to ensure our children are wearing a seatbelt in vehicles
There are several reasons why helmets are important:
(Source: Liu B et al. Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2005)
Infants and children need a child restraint system that accommodates their size and weight, and can adapt to cope with the different stages of their development. Cars adapted for the safety of children can save many lives.
Simple steps such as action to ensure children have the appropriate seatbelts and child seats ensure that our children our safer in the car in the event of a collision.
Drinking and driving is one of the main causes of road crashes worldwide. In high-income countries about 20% of fatally injured drivers have excess alcohol in their blood, while in some low- and middle-income countries these figures may be up to 69%. Effective drinking and driving programmes have the potential to save thousands of lives, and was identified by the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention as a proven and effective measure to reduce death and injury on the road.
Over a MILLION people signed our Child Declaration for Road Safety. Now we’re calling for urgent action to make it real, to put life-saving measures in place. We encourage you to use it to call on your decision makers to take real action now!
Even if you already signed your name in support of the Child Declaration for Road Safety, add your name in support of the 2020 Action Agenda and lets get leaders to act! Together, we can #SaveKidsLives!