UNICEF Technical Guidance for Child and Adolescent Road Safety
UNICEF’s aim is that every child survives and thrives in a healthy and safe environment. Reduction of child road traffic injuries, deaths and environmental impacts are critical to achieve this.
Worldwide, nearly 220,000 children and adolescents aged 0–19 years die annually due to road traffic injuries. That is more than 600 preventable road deaths among children and young people each day – or a death almost every two minutes.
The guidance, which features Jamaica, aims to:
- Raise awareness about the magnitude, impacts and risk factors of child and adolescent road traffic injuries;
- Draw attention to the preventability of child and adolescent road traffic injuries and share what is known about evidence-based intervention strategies; and
- Support and provide guidance for planning, implementation and monitoring of recommended actions for child and adolescent road safety.