Radio Show: Safe Kids and FedEx Global Citizenship

Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk. Teens have a death rate twice that of younger children and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.

Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.

Shane O’Connor is a communications advisor with FedEx. With more than 20 years’ experience in the global citizenship department, Shane manages the road safety focus area of the FedEx Cares program through which FedEx committed to invest $200 million in 200 communities worldwide by 2020. FedEx road safety efforts are focused on protecting pedestrians and making roads safer worldwide. Shane facilitates global initiatives with several international road safety organizations reaching more than 90 countries. He represents FedEx on the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

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