Areas of Impact
Children have higher vulnerabilities to road traffic injuries. Due to their evolving physical and developmental capacities, they are less able to see over obstructions and have difficulty estimating the speed of approaching vehicles.
Guided by our Child Road Safety Framework, UNICEF works worldwide to improve child pedestrian safety and ensure safe passages to school, working with government, civil society, academic and private sector partners to achieve these goals.
As a consequence, in the Philippines, UNICEF and its partners are implementing a Child Road Traffic Injury Prevention (CRTIP) Program targeting 50 high-risk schools as models in two highly urbanized cities for child road traffic safety programmes, strengthening collection and analysis of disaggregated data on child road traffic injuries, promoting a conducive policy environment, enhancing multisectoral action for children’s safety and improving learning instructions for school children on road safety.
CREATION OF A PACKAGE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILD ROAD SAFETY
SUPPORT THE COUNTRY IN ENSURING SAFE JOURNEYS OF CHILDREN TO AND FROM SCHOOL, OPERATIONALIZED THROUGH SYSTEM-WIDE CHANGES IN IMPLEMENTING ROAD SAFETY PROGRAMS AND BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE INTERVENTIONS
REDUCTION OF ROAD FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVING CHILDREN
PILOTING AND DEVELOPING IMPLEMENTATION MODELS (FOR SUBSEQUENT NATIONAL SCALE-UP) FOR PROMOTING ROAD SAFETY AND SAFE SCHOOL ZONES WERE SUCCESSFUL IN TWO UNICEF PARTNERS CITIES