The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit is pleased to announce the winners of our Second UN Global Road Safety Week photo contest!

First place winner (of an iPod Nano!) is Dr. Animesh Biswas, with a photo titled “Urban Children at Risk” taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our second place winner (of an iPod Shuffle!) is Subramanya Shastri, with a photo titled, “No Place to Walk!” taken in Bangalore, India. Congratulations to our winners and all who entered! See their photos on our Facebook page:

Starting today, May 6, 2013,  the UN will hold its Second Global Road Safety week, dedicated to pedestrian safety.   The week, requested by the UN General Assembly, is part of global efforts to draw attention to the growing burden of road traffic injuries, specifically the more than 270,000 pedestrians who are killed each year. A greater awareness of the impact of road traffic injuries is key to getting decision- and policy-makers involved. Enacting appropriate laws, enhancing enforcement and ensuring links with other modes of transport can save lives. Join the week and participate:

 WINNER: Urban Children at Risk by Animesh Biswas

Second Place
Second Place: "No Place to Walk!" by Subramanya Shastri