August 6, 2020
BANGKOK, Thailand – 6 August, 2020
AIP Foundation has partnered with Toll to launch a new Hauling Safety program in Thailand, aimed at supporting communities in tackling high-risk journeys for students traveling to and from school through quality safety education and equipment for students, parents, and community members.
In Thailand, where traveling by motorcycle is a common way for parents to take their children to school, unsafe driving behaviors and poor infrastructure in school zones results in high-risk journeys for students to and from school. Traffic data collected by law enforcement and the Public Health Ministry of Thailand found that an average of over 17,000 children and teenagers in Thailand die each year from road crashes.
The Hauling Safety program seeks to promote safer journeys to and from school to protect young children from preventable injury or death while traveling on the roads. The program leverages school-based education campaigns to increase student and teacher knowledge of safe road behaviors, public awareness campaigns to promote community knowledge of road safety, and private sector volunteer engagement to encourage responsible investment in vulnerable communities.
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