Every 24 hours, 500 children die on the roads doing the things that kids around the world love the most, from riding a bike and meeting friends to just going to school.
The UN Road Safety Fund #moments2live4 campaign advocates for interventions that help children to stay safe on the roads and enjoy their best moments in life.
We already know what to do to keep children from harm. By supporting the UN Road Safety Fund, you will make a difference in delivering life-saving solutions for children on the roads – from safe crossings and speed limits in school zones to new walking and cycling lanes and road signs. And so much more.
We are working with local partners in over 50 low- and middle-income countries to keep children safe and we need your help to reach more kids in 75 more countries around the world by 2030.
WALKING & CYCLING LANES
The safety of pedestrians, including in school zones, are overlooked in many communities or even entire nations, and thousands of children die each year on their way to and from school. Children living in poorer nations are most at risk. More than 90% of child road deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. See what we are doing about it in Zambia.
ROAD SIGNS & SCHOOL CROSSINGS
Approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Sadly, child pedestrian deaths make up 5-10% of all road traffic deaths in high-income countries and 30-40% of all road traffic deaths in low and middle-income countries. See what we are doing about it in the Philippines.
CHILD RESTRAINT LAWS
Only 17% of the world’s population are covered by an adequate child restraint law (that keeps small children in the back seat and requires child restraints based on the age, weight and height of the child). Many nations do not have any laws requiring children to wear helmets while riding on motorcycles or bicycles, and enforcement is often lax. See what we are doing about it in Jordan.