In anticipation of upcoming enforcement of the passenger helmet law, Manulife donates 800 helmets

December 12, 2015

Students are happy to receive helmets and commit to wearing them

In celebration of the upcoming enforcement of the new passenger helmet law, AIP Foundation, with support from Manulife, donated helmets and raised road safety awareness at a Helmets for Families event at Sothearos Primary School.

Road safety stakeholders, students, teachers, parents, local, and international media representatives attended the event. At the event, 804 helmets were donated to students and teachers at Sothearos Primary School, extra-curricular activities such as a question and answer session on road safety topics, a road crossing simulation corner, and a helmet wearing demonstration were held to raise awareness about the importance of quality helmet use and of practicing safe road behavior.

The event welcomed the upcoming enforcement of the passenger helmet law, which is scheduled to begin on 1 January, 2016—traffic police will begin fining anyone found driving a motorcycle or riding as a passenger without a helmet. While the law includes passengers, the final sub-decree does not include child passengers in enforcement. Failing to include children in the law’s enforcement leaves children vulnerable to injury and/or death in the event of a crash.

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