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Latino Daily News

Friday May 3, 2013

NFL Players Helping Reduce Traffic Fatalities in Latin America

NFL Players Helping Reduce Traffic Fatalities in Latin America

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NFL players are participating in an international program to help reduce traffic deaths amongst young people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) developed a road safety program in 2010 that raises awareness of local traffic laws and encourages road safety. 

IADB is reacting to the fact that road accidents are the leading cause of death in Latin America and the Caribbean for people 15-to-19 years old and the second cause of death for youngsters ages 5-to-14.  Annually 1.24 million people die from traffic accidents.

NFL players like Akin Ayodele, Corey Chavous, Ronnie Cameron, Drayton Florence Jr. amongst others will participate in a soccer match in Haiti celebrating children that have completed the IDB road safety program.  IDB programs works alongside a UN program that aims to save five million lives on the road by 2020.