Every day around the world, more than 500 children are killed on or around roads. Thousands are injured. These deaths and injuries can be prevented by taking steps toward making our roads and cars safer for children. In an effort to raise awareness of this issue, Safe Kids Vermont and The University of Vermont Medical Center are supporting a global initiative called #SaveKidsLives.
#SaveKidsLives is the worldwide and official campaign for the Third United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 4-10, 2015). The campaign is calling for action to save children’s lives on the roads around the world.
We believe that all kids should:
- Have a safe route to and from school.
- Safe sidewalks and bike paths
- Safe road crossings
- Reduced speed zones or road bumps in school zones
- Be properly secured in a vehicle. Either in a seatbelt or car seat.
- Have your car seat checked at your local fitting station
- Wear a helmet when riding a bike.
Go to #SaveKidsLives2015 to join the global effort and sign the Child Declaration for Road Safety. Be sure to download the signboard and take your “safie” to post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) using the hashtag “#SaveKidsLives” to show your support.