The 3rd United Nations
Road Safety Week holds nationwide from May 4-10.
This year’s edition with its theme: Children and Road Safety”, is aimed at improving safety of children on Nigeria roads and globally.
The Tide gathered that road crashes killed about 50 children each day globally, hence the need to improve road safety.
It was learnt that in order to improve on road safety, the United Nations Road Safety in collaboration with other nations has been hosting the UN Road Safety week since 2008.
Our correspondent further gathered that with this regard, a coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) led by “Save kids worldwide” selected some children from countries across the globe to draft the Child Declaration on Road safety in 2014.
The Tide learnt that 100, 000 signatories are required to present the declaration to the United Nations General Assembly and to the National Leaders in the various countries where the events will take place to mark the week.
On this premise, Nigeria desires to collect 500 signatures on or before May 4, 2015, it was gathered.
The organisers thereby noted that “If the safety of children on roads, streets, schools and other public entrances are a concern to you and you desire global and national solution, then lend your voice by signing the declaration”.
The Tide was however, informed that the Rivers State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) will organise some programmes to mark the week at their command headquarters, Aba Road, Port Harcourt.