We demand action. Right now.
This is our 2020 Action Agenda.

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. Explore the key points from the Agenda below.
 
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We want to see real progress!

Governments of the world together agreed a target to halve road deaths by 2020. How can this be achieved? We’re calling on our leaders to take immediate steps to reach this target. Millions of lives are at stake!

 

 

The Five Key Priorities: 2020 Action Agenda

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.

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1. A safe journey to school for every child including safe roads and speed management around every school.

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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

 

icon 2 seatbelt2. Safe school transport including seatbelts on all school buses.

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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

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helmet new3. Motorcycle helmets for all children where two-wheelers are the main family transport.

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There are several reasons why helmets are important:

  1. In developing countries, motorbikes are the vast majority of the vehicles on the road and are involved in more crashes than any other type of vehicle;
  2. Wearing a helmet has been proven to decreases the likelihood of death by up to 39%; and decreases the risk and severity of injuries by about 72% in the event of a crash; 
  3. Helmets can be produced in-country, creating jobs and supporting road safety programs;
  4. Helmets are tangible, their use easily enforced, and wearing rates easily tallied, given human and financial resources.

(Source: Liu B et al. Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2005)

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4. Vehicles safe for children and action to promote child restraints.

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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.

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5. Enforcement and action against drink-driving
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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.

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This is our 2020 Action Agenda.

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!

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