UNITAR and eThekwini Municipality Deliver Road Safety Show at Mayville Primary School in Durban

students from Mayville Primary School, Durban, South Africa24 March 2017, Durban, South Africa – It is estimated that 186,300 Children die each year from road traffic crashes around the world. More than 500 children are killed on the world’s roads daily. Children are particularly vulnerable because they often walk or use unsafe transportation to and from school.

students from Mayville Primary School, Durban, South AfricaProtecting children from fatal accidents by teaching them how to have a safe journey to and from school is an urgent priority. Furthermore, road safety education as part of their normal school curriculum is recognized as being one of the most effective ways of providing youngsters with road safety knowledge. Road safety education develops knowledge,skills, attitudes and more importantly - values that enable pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers and passengers to use the road safely.  eThekwini Municipality and UNITAR delivered a Road Safety Show at Mayville Primary School in Durban. Through plays and activities, students learnt about road safety in an “easy to understand format”. Different games and exercises took place to raise awareness about safe crossings, traffic signals, cycle paths, seatbelts in school busses and other means of transportation.students from Mayville Primary School, Durban, South Africa

More than 350 students participated in the Road Safety Show at Mayville Primary School - a public state primary school located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.


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More about UNITAR’s road safety initiative: UNITAR’s initiative on Road Safety


Photo 1: Students from Mayville Primary School

Photo 2: Students learning about safe crossing

Photo 3: Students learning about traffic signals