UN Global Road Safety Week, 4–10 May 2015 "Children and Road Safety"

Every three minutes a child is prematurely lost on the roads of this world. Hundreds of others are injured, many of them severely. These traumatic events cause immeasurable suffering and grief, and at times economic hardship for families and friends. In addition, they cost societies precious resources, diverting these from other pressing health and development challenges. Many of the children who are victims of this man-made calamity are poor. Attempts to address road safety for children are, therefore, inextricably linked to notions of social justice, and should be part of global efforts to reduce poverty.


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