Legal Development Program holds seminar on safe motorcycles for young riders

October 31, 2018

Panelists discussing the safety of young motorcycle riders in Thailand.

The Legal Development Program (LDP), held the Seminar on Safe Motorcycles: A Way to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries and Fatalities Among Young People recently to push for development and implementation of measures to improve the safety of young motorcycle riders who, in Thailand, account for the majority of road crashes involving motorcycles.

In the morning, Thanachart Paliyawate, a LDP member and legal advisor for the Central Juvenile and Family Court, joined other panelists including Dr. Thanapong Jinawong, chief of Road Safety Policy Foundation; Kornvika Boontanont, a researcher at Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center; and Supakorn Phobkhuntod, a youth representative, to discuss the safety of young motorcycle riders in the context of Thailand.

This was followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon on how to improve the safety of young motorcycle riders in a sustainable manner. The panelists included Dr. Liviu Vedrasco, a World Health Organization representative; AIP Foundation’s Oratai Junsuwanaruk; LDP member Supa Chotngam of the Department of Land Transport and Vinai Kitchoke, senior advisor of the Thai Motorcycle Enterprise Association. In total, approximately 50 participants across sectors attended the one-day seminar including secondary school students.

Following the seminar, AIP Foundation and partners will use input to finalize the policy recommendations for improving the safety of young motorcycle riders and submit them to the task force on motorcycle-related crashes. 

The Legal Development Program (LDP) is a collaboration between AIP Foundation Thailand and the World Health Organization (WHO) aiming to reduce road injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement. LDP is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).

View more photos from the stakeholder meeting here


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