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EDITORIAL: Let’s Keep Our Children Safe On Our Roads

Today, we launch a campaign about young victims of road accidents. Limiva Marama is one of them. The six-year-old of Ghandi Bhawan Primary School in Lautoka, was hit by a
09 Jun 2015 10:27
EDITORIAL: Let’s Keep Our Children Safe On Our Roads

Today, we launch a campaign about young victims of road accidents.

Limiva Marama is one of them. The six-year-old of Ghandi Bhawan Primary School in Lautoka, was hit by a car last March.

Today, she is still at home, not fit enough to return to school.

Her life will never be the same again. It is hoped that when she returns to school she will continue as normal or even do better from where she left off.

Limiva is lucky to be alive today but she will live with the traumatic experience.

The emotional and psychological scars will take time to heal.

Limiva cannot go to school yet because the wound has not completely healed. Her family is worried that the wound would reopen if she goes to school now.

Limiva is a smart and strong willed girl. She is being cared for by her grandparents because her parents are not there.

Limiva is part of the growing national road accident statistics. The accidents are an economic burden to the country and cause much grief to the families of victims.

Studies have shown that with children victims some of the faults are attributed to the victims. That is why parents and guardians who supervise them need to be vigilant at all times to ensure that their children are kept safe and well.

Many accidents are preventable if the drivers drive defensively and parents/guardians take the necessary precautions in the supervision of their children.

It’s a collective responsibility for everyone who use our public roads.

 

 

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