First push-button cross light at a Vietnamese school launched to keep student pedestrians safe

September 21, 2016

Safe School Zone September 2016
Stakeholder representatives, including Mr. Thang Dao, FedEx’s Senior Manager of Indochina and Country Manager of Vietnam (center), and Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee (right), join students in using the new push-button pedestrian cross light in front of Long Truong Secondary School.

As part of the FedEx-supported Walk This Way pedestrian safety program, AIP Foundation launched a Model School Zone at Long Truong Secondary School in District 9 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The school is located in a high-risk industrial zone with unsafe road conditions. The initiative has educated 1,300 students with pedestrian safety knowledge and has created environmental modifications, such as installing push-button pedestrian cross lights and repainting crosswalks, in the area surrounding the school. Local authorities have also committed to enlisting police patrols during peak hours to keep students safe.

Mr. Thang Dao, FedEx’s Senior Manager of Indochina and Country Manager of Vietnam, attended the event and was joined by officials from the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ho Chi Minh Traffic Safety Committee, Department of Education and Training, District 9 People’s Committee, and Traffic Police.

FedEx has supported the Walk This Way campaign with Safe Kids Vietnam since December 2009, reaching more than 224,263 children in 278 schools throughout the country.

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Click here to read the press release for the event.

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