This week is the UN Global Road Safety week. Here's some chilling stats about the global carnage which just seems to be seen as 'collateral damage':
- Road deaths are now the leading cause of death worldwide for 10-25 year olds
- 1000 people under 25 die on the world's roads every day
- Every minute of every day, a child under 15 is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads
- 96% of child road deaths occur in developing countries
- 70 children a week are killed or seriously injured on UK roads
Seventy children a week KSI in a highly-developed Western country? Imagine the outcry if this was caused by two or three minibus crashes, or a train wreck. Every week. Year in, year out. But no, most of those 70 children get killed or injured singly, their families grieving alone- no national outpouring of grief, no charity appeal, no public inquiry. Few headlines mark their passing.
It's a disgrace.