Sixty children from Khayelitsha have taken part in a silent protest outside the Red Cross Children's Hospital to draw attention to the dangers that children face daily on the roads in the country. This week marks Global Road Safety Week.
The children were taught about pedestrian safety as they navigate the roads to and from school. Executive Director of Childsafe, Yolande Baker, says the statistics for children being injured in road crashes, is alarming: "In 2017 we had 50 children die on the streets of Cape Town alone, last year we had 892 children at Red Cross Hospital who came in, pedestrians who were injured on the road. Now some of them might not have been injured so
severely, some now have permanent disabilities as a result of that, so all in all last year at the Red Cross we saw 1097 children in connection with road traffic crashes. And all of that could have been avoided."