Safer roads for all will mean safer roads for children. The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 highlights what’s needed to improve road safety for everyone. For governments, this includes legislating around key risks such as speeding, drinking and driving, helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints and enforcing the laws in place; building roads and obliging manufacturers to produce vehicles with appropriate safety features; and having systems in place to provide prompt emergency care for the injured. Additional actions which focus on children specifically can help to better protect them as they travel the roads. The ten strategies described below are those which are best known – especially when implemented as a package of measures – to keep children safe on the roads.
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