The head of the Trauma Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, Professor Sebastian van As, says road traffic crashes remains the biggest killer of children in the country. He was speaking after children from Khayelitsha
took part in a silent protest outside the hospital to draw attention to the dangers that children face daily on the roads in the country. This week marks Global Road Safety Week. Van As says children are the most vulnerable: "If you look at the various causes, what causes children to be injured, then road traffic crashes is by far the number one. So it is the biggest killer of children in the country. This week is road safety
awareness week, its a national week. We want to stress the fact that children are the most vulnerable partakers of traffic in South Africa."