Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

Infrastructure remediations through the Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

In most countries, pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users share the road with motor vehicles, forcing them to negotiate high-speed moving traffic. Simple infrastructural provisions such as speed humps, footpaths, sign markings, and traffic lights can substantially decrease crashes and maximize pedestrian and driver safety. However, most urban areas lack such facilities, putting people at risk for mortality and morbidity. Children are particularly vulnerable, with road traffic injuries being the leading killer of children aged 15-17 years worldwide.