March 18, 2015
In order to more effectively enforce the recently approved Road Traffic Law, from 16-19 March, 2015, 14 Cambodian traffic police from provincial, district, and national levels will visit Vietnam to discuss best practices in road safety. Coordinated by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) with financial support from FIA Foundation, the tour is part of the USAID-Development Innovation Ventures-funded “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project in Cambodia. Traffic police representatives will meet Vietnam’s Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) and Traffic Police to hear their experiences and lessons learned on helmet legislation and traffic law enforcement, focusing specifically on passenger helmet use enforcement at a district-level.
Upon their return from the tour, traffic police will share their experiences and lessons learned at a District-level Passenger Helmet Enforcement Action Plan Workshop on 6 and 8 of April. At the workshop, representatives will begin to develop a district-wide action plan to better enforce passenger helmet use. AIP Foundation aims to increase passenger helmet rates in targeted communes of Phnom Penh, Kandal, and Kampong Speu to 80% by 2016.
Read the press release here.