The UN Global Road Safety Week in 4-10 May this year is dedicated to child road safety. The campaign #SaveKidsLives, is calling for a global effort to raise awareness of poor child road safety worldwide and to bring political action to change this. If the government will not listen to adults, maybe they will listen to children!
SADD have just returned from a meeting in Morocco about this campaign,and other road safety issues.
In the SADD event to be held at the end of April, children in #SaveKidsLives t-shirts and decked out in yellow, will be recording their personal worries, experiences and solutions to our road traffic problems. This project is about getting the kids to be involved and do their own filming, signing the pledges, etc. SADD will get then get these messages and clips to the politicians and media.
Children from a local school in #SaveKidsLives t-shirts and decked out brightly in yellow, will do a short song and road safety demonstration, will hand pledges with their personal worries, their experiences and their solutions to our road traffic problems, to dignitaries from the Municipality, local Government, Traffic Departments, SAPS and others.
SADD will get then get these messages and clips to other politicians and media, as well as passing the information and film clips onto the W.H.O.
Even if you unable to help please download the sign the #SaveKidsLives petition on www.savekids2015.org and post us a picture of you and your #Safie pledge.
SADD work with World Health Organization (W.H.O.) & are one of 130 approved international NGOs who belong, & are supported by the “Global Alliance of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims." Car crashes are the leading cause of injury/death amoungst children and young adults. Our kids and especially the boys - are dying at an unacceptable rate. Few are listening or doing the correct things to stop this preventable carnage. Buckling up, and enforcing this rule alone would save about 50% of these victims. 8 children aged 0 to 19 years are killed on South African roads every day (2974 children annually), with many others being injured or paralyzed. This is costing our economy billions, and is causing untold emotional trauma to families.