Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017.  The bi-annual event is organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and in 2017 has been timed to coincide with the anniversary of the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety on 11 May 2011. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

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Children at BeeHive School, Malawi making reflective bracelets.

Children at BeeHive School, Malawi making reflective bracelets.

KNPO's strategy is distributing reflective beads for them to make bracelets or necklaces, while providing road safety instruction. By combining instruction with personally-made handiwork we reach straight into the heart of these children to give them ownership of their safety.

If children wear reflective beads in the evening, they will be seen at a five time’s longer distance than without, giving drivers crucial time to stop or swerve around.