February 11, 2015
Foreign Policy, a prominent and leading international source for global news has featured an article titled, “Death Rides a Moto”. The article is written to coincide with the new traffic laws in Cambodia but also elaborates on the growth of motorcycles across Asia, fatalities in Thailand, and sub-standard helmet use in Vietnam. The article mentions, “The world’s most pressing public health crisis isn’t AIDS or Ebola or malaria – it’s a soaring number of motorcycle fatalities. And it’s costing developing countries billions.”
The article features a video with AIP Foundation Cambodia’s Country Director, Mr. Pagna Kim, who discusses current motorcycle issues in Cambodia and AIP Foundation’s programs. AIP Foundation is implementing “Head Safe. Helmet On.” to address helmet safety in Cambodia through behavior-change campaigns, school-based helmet safety programs, and advocacy for legislation enforcing helmet use.
Watch the video here.
Read the article here.