Are children the most vulnerable road users? Road traffic injuries are the 2nd leading for ages 5-14yr old and leading cause of death between age 15-19 yrs globally (WHO). In recognition of this, the UN has declared the third global road safety week starting on 4th-10th May 2015. This will focus on children and road safety http://www.who.int/roadsafety/week/2015/en/
ASIRT Kenya‘s “Be Seen Be Safe” project’s main objective is to increase visibility of school going children by giving them reflective sashes. This is complimented by efforts by other organizations by providing a zebra crossing and crossing guards for youngsters to be able to cross with less crash risks. This intervention has given pupils more time to be at school and to concentrate on their studies rather than being at home nursing injuries.