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  8/28/2011, Av 28, 5771

8% of Road Accident Victims Children


Since the beginning of the year, 21 children age 14 and under have been killed in road accidents – 8% of the total number killed on the roads. As such, Israel holds the number one position in the world on the percentage of children out of the total numbers killed in road accidents of any other country; in advanced countries of Europe, South America and Asia, the number stands at between 1% and 2%.

Shmuel Abuav, director of the Or Yarok road safety organization, said that the statistics “show how road safety is becoming a central issue in matters of personal safety, and the safety of our children.”