March 12, 2012
Last January, AIP Foundation organized workshops to teach boda boda (motorcycle taxi) drivers about helmet use. Two months later, observations were conducted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess their helmet wearing rates at their stages around Kampala.
Before the donation, 42% of motorcycle drivers wore helmets. Three days after the workshops and helmet donation, helmet use had increased to 61%. On March 12th, two months later, 74% of observed drivers wore helmets. In four months, observations will be conducted again, hopefully following in the footsteps of these positive preliminary results.