The numbers are shocking: 1.8 Billion kids go to school each day around the world. 500 of them are hit by a car and die. Statistically, that is a drop in a bucket, but think about it: 500 kids die because they were hit by a car on the way to or from school every day.
Working with the FIA, French director Luc Besson has created a short video to punctuate the need to keep kids safe on the road.
The video is tough to watch, but it really drives home the importance of safe driving, forward vision and teaching kids the right way to cross the street. It also shows the need for some countries to create safe opportunities for pedestrians to cross busy roads.
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