June 23, 2014
From December 23, 2013 to January 17, 2014, the ‘Walk with FedEx Tour’ educated 12,943 students on safe pedestrian safety. Participating schools hosted a ‘Safety Day’ where AIP Foundation (as Safe Kids Vietnam) and school leaders organized pedestrian safety sessions, simulation corners, educational games, and distributed pedestrian safety booklets and reflective caps. Safe Kids Vietnam later presented a comedy skit at each school in April to emphasize pedestrian safety to students.
After five months of implementation, the final results show impressive program influence. From pre- to post-‘Walk With FedEx Tour’ implementation, students’ use of sidewalks increased from 35 to 80 percent, crosswalk use increased from 66 to 78 percent, and students involved in a crash decreased from 24 to 19 percent in the last six months. These encouraging results reinforce the importance of road safety education and program implementation among children.