March 11, 2016
In March, parents at the 18 target primary schools for the USAID-DIV-sponsored Head Safe. Helmet On. program took part in a training course focused on road safety, proper helmet use, and the importance of parental involvement in child road safety. The training courses took place in Phnom Penh, Kandal, and Kampong Speu provinces. At the trainings, parents made commitments to always put helmets on their children when they get on a motorcycle, irrespective of expected travel distance or time. The training also conveyed information to parents on the status of the new traffic law mandating all motorcycle passengers wear helmets.