The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund recorded a reduction in injuries and fatalities involving children between the ages of zero to 15 years, in 2020 but cautioned that children remain vulnerable road users. The Fund’s comparative crash statistics show that 379 children were injured in road crashes, a reduction of 31 per cent, while fatalities also decreased to 65. These figures are still “overtly high, considering the COVID-19 restrictions on movement and school operations in 2020” said the MVA’s Chief of Corporate Affairs Surihe Gaomas-Guchu, who added that the commencement of the 2021 school year warrants reinforcement of basic road safety education by stakeholders to support all children’s safe return to school.