AIP Foundation advocates for safe school zones at BIGRS meeting in Ho Chi Minh City

March 7, 2019

Participants and stakeholders at the BIGRS meeting.

AIP Foundation joined a stakeholders meeting held by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global road Safety (BIGRS) 2015-2019 with  Bloomberg, the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, Vital Strategies, the HCMC Traffic Safety Committee, Department of Transportation, and HCMC Traffic Police to review results of various programs after four years of implementation.

At the meeting, participants gave presentations and discussed various topics including speeding, drink driving, quality helmet use, seat belts, and pedestrian safety. AIP Foundation took part in a joint presentation with the World Bank on safer streets and safer mobility by sharing the results of the Walk This Way program – specifically safe school zone modifications and testing of our Safe School Zone Manual. Furthermore, AIP Foundation advocated for school zone modification improvement and establishment of standardized safe school zones in Vietnam.

The BIGRS focuses on improving road safety laws in five countries and implementing evidence-based interventions in 10 cities to help prevent road crashes injuries and deaths. Ho Chi Minh City is one of 10 cities selected to participate in the program.

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