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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is pleased to support the global campaign for the third UN Global Road Safety Week, from the 4 – 10 May 2015, on the theme children and road safety: #SaveKidsLives.

Every day more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Thousands are injured. The #SaveKidsLives campaign is calling for action to save children’s lives on the roads around the world. Using the slogan #SaveKidsLives, the UN Road Safety Collaboration campaign is seeking to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads, and generate action to better ensure their safety.

Find out more about the campaign by watching this short video

At the heart of #SaveKidsLives is a Child Declaration, which we would encourage everyone to ‘read’, ‘sign’ and ‘show’. It’s really easy to sign up and the full details can be found on the #SaveKidsLives website

Throughout the United Kingdom, a comprehensive programme of activities will be taking place during UN Global Road Safety Week 2015, coordinated by Road Safety GB and supported by our partners and CFOA (Chief Fire Officer’s Association).

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service will be getting involved and working closely with our partners to raise awareness around the campaign, not only in our service area, but also further afield:

Tues 5 May – Car Seat Clinic at Morrisons, Holderness Road with Hull CC and the Good Egg Guide (working with partners to raise awareness around car seat and seat belt safety and utilising the #SaveKidsLives campaign resources). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wed 6 May – Car Seat Clinic at Asda, Kingswood with Hull CC and the Good Egg Guide. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Thurs 7 May – Flamborough Primary School with ERYC and the UKRO (road safety input to Year 6 students utilising the #SaveKidsLives campaign resources. Students will also be presenting us with a portfolio of the school’s road safety work, which will be sent to a school in Chisinau, Moldova as part of the international work carried out by the UKRO IDP in the country).

Fri 8 May – The Market Weighton School (A full day of road safety activities. ‘drive4life’ presentations, the iCar Experience, crews attending with an appliance and demonstrating extrication techniques on a scrap car).