Children are vulnerable road users. Even with laws, proper enforcement is needed.
In the Philippines, June marks the start of a new school year.
Every 3rd week of the month, the country observes National Safe Kids Week (Proclamation No. 1307) to increase awareness of the hazards children face while traveling to and from school. This year’s theme is “Safe Journey, Safe Kids.”
Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines (SKWP), a child-centered road safety advocacy group, and other stakeholders have developed the Young Road Safety Advocate Program to encourage schools to implement road safety practices.
The winners of this year’s competition were announced last June 20.