The World Health Organization estimates that 224 children around the world lose their lives in road traffic crashes every day. A report by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways released in 2017 estimates that 25 children die on Indian roads every day. Every life counts, and losing so many young ones to a wholly avoidable catastrophe is not only devastating for families, but also a great loss to the nation.
This webinar aims to bring the issue of safer roads for children to the forefront of road safety deliberations. Through a case study of an ongoing project, the webinar aims to showcase how Rohtak is reducing crash risks around schools and enabling safer commutes for the city’s children.
The information presented will be relevant for city administrations, engineering departments, traffic police, architects, urban design professionals, and policy makers.
Speaker: Vaibhav Kush, Project Associate, WRI India
Vaibhav works on projects related to road safety and child-friendly cities, while assisting the WRI India team in conceptualizing new areas of intervention and policymaking in the field of road safety. Prior to joining WRI, Vaibhav worked as an architect with ANA Design Studio Pvt. Ltd. He has completed his Masters in Planning with a specialisation in Urban Planning from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi.