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Arab Society

Among the Arab Population in Israel mortality statistics for young children are 3 to 6 times higher than among their Jewish peers, an unacceptable reality on any scale, with the leading cause being car accidents.

 

Arab children, in general, are at a higher risk of motor vehicle accidents due to socio-economic conditions of their home surroundings such as: high population density, inadequate or impaired physical infrastructure, lack of structure planning and a high rate of vans and heavy motor vehicles per person.  These factors lead to the reality that this type of accident is common in nearly every possible location: backyards, parking lots that also function as playgrounds, roads, road margins and sidewalks.

 

Beterem - Safe Kids Israel has developed several projects that were designed to specifically address Arab Society in Israel while having respect for the mindset prevalent in this society.