According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2019, approximately 56.6 million kids will attend school across the United States. This means more kids are exposed to drivers around the school. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), reports that the highest number of traffic accidents happen in daylight hours with good weather.
Road traffic deaths are particularly frequent among children accounting for around 186,000 deaths globally per year and are the leading cause of death for boys aged 10 and 19 years and among the top 5 leading causes for girls.
The Save LIVES technical package published in 2017 by WHO promotes 22 known good practices, many of which are applicable to children such as: