MingJian team signs the Child Declaration to SaveKidsLives
Around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. The Third UN Global Road Safety Week - #SaveKidsLives- seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety. The Week features hundreds of events hosted by governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, and private companies, including the delivery of the “Child Declaration for Road Safety” to policy-makers.
18,500 children died in traffic accidents in China in 2012, making it the leading cause of death for children under 14 years old, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. That is 1/10 of children killed in traffic crashes globally!
Here is what we are doing at MingJian to save kids lives in China:
1) April 28-30 – Asia Pacific Road Safety 2015
MingJian CEO, James Feldkamp joined road safety experts from around the world to attend the Asia Pacific Road Safety 2015 conference hosted by the WHO and the Global Road Safety Partnership at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila, Philippines. During the conference, James discussed with other road safety experts how to apply global best practices to address the challenges of Road Safety in China.
2) Sign the Child Declaration and support Third UN Global Road Safety Week
Rotary Club of Shanghai signs Child Declaration to SaveKidsLives
You can sign the Child Declaration as well: http://www.savekidslives2015.org/
3) May 8 – Release results of TOP 5 Bike helmets
Whether riding a bicycle, electric scooter, or motorcycle, a helmet is essential to protect adults and children from head injury in the event of an accident.
MingJian has tested 15 bike helmets for children and adults, with comprehensive lab testing for safety as well as user tests for ease of use. Test results can be found at bike helmets rating. On Friday, May 8th, our weekly TOP5 list will feature the TOP 5 best performing bike helmets.
Main Event) May 26-July 30 China Child Safety Seat Campaign
In the event of a crash, child safety seats can reduce the risk of fatal injuries to children by up to 71%. MingJian has conducted comprehensive front and side crash tests, ease of use and ergonomics assessments, as well as testing for the presence of 9 types of hazardous materials for nearly 150 models of Child Safety Seeats. On May 26th, MingJian will release the latest test results of 32 child safety seats, including popular brands and models from China and around the world.
Following the release of the latest test results, MingJian will be hosting a series of consumer events in Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing open to all parents to raise awareness of the benefits of child safety seats, offer free access to test results for all child safety seats, as well as offer free installation inspections and training on proper installation of child safety seats.
More details will be posted on our website, newsletter and WeChat in the coming weeks.
How can you get involved in support of Child Road Safety in China to save kids lives? Here are three suggestions:
1) Sign the Child Declaration online and post a Safie at: http://www.savekidslives2015.org/
2) Visit the Child Road Safety in China campaign site at: http://igg.me/at/savekidslives/
Make a donation online and share the link with your friends.
3) Volunteer or attend one of the upcoming Child Safety Seats events in Shanghai, Beijing or Nanjing