April 15, 2016
In December 2015, as part of the Walk Wise project, AIP Foundation and the Kaixian Traffic Police Department in Kaixian, Chongqing, China, organized a helmet safety event targeted especially at motorcycle taxi drivers. In order to improve the safety awareness of these drivers, road safety knowledge was introduced in this event and 130 helmets were distributed.
On April 15th, 2016, the Walk Wise project sent two volunteers to collect feedback and check the effectiveness of this helmet distribution. The overall results were that the drivers typically wore the high-quality helmets in the colder months between December and March, but then they reverted to their original low-quality helmets when the temperature started rising. They appreciate the high quality of the donated helmets, but they have low motivation to buy such helmets themselves.
This feedback will serve to inform future AIP Foundation events aimed at advocating quality helmet use and will also be sent to the Kaixian Traffic Police Department for their consideration.