You watch your children grow, you see them start to make their own lives. You never imagine it could end so suddenly.
Perhaps we will look back on this period and remember: that’s when we decided to act decisively against road trauma too.
Children in sub-Saharan Africa are killed in traffic accidents twice as often as anywhere else in the world.
What is less clear though is the impact this will have on our roads, what infrastructure driverless cars will rely on to make their technology work and what countries around the world may need to do to make a future of autonomous vehicles a reality.
Research also shows that women are often victims of sexual harassment in the streets or on public transport.
We must return our streets to our children. They have a right to feel safe on them.
The project has shown that women use public transport more than men.
Governments will know how far they have come and how far they still need to go to save millions of lives.
All countries should have a nationwide emergency phone service, while pre-hospital response and hospital trauma care systems should be fit for purpose.
Road crashes, and particularly those involving children, are yet to be considered a crisis for the African Child.