September 5, 2019
AIP Foundation presented mid-term highlight results of the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program, a speed reduction program in Pleiku City, Vietnam, that began in April 2018 and will conclude in March 2020, at the Second Annual Conference for Road Safety in Cambodia.
Slow Zones, Safe Zones uses a multi-pronged approach to reduce speed through constructing tailored school zone modifications, implementing public awareness campaigns, piloting a nationally-applicable road safety e-curriculum, enforcing speed limits in school zones, and advocating for legislative change. In Vietnam, 25% of road crashes are caused by speeding.
Through post-implementation vehicle speed measurements, preliminary speed results show that the average speed of motorcycles around the pilot schools was reduced by an average of 5 km/hour, the average speed of cars reduced by 11 km/hour, and larger vehicles, such as buses, showed reductions of almost 20 km/hour.
The audience members were active participants in the discussion, raising questions about the police enforcement component, as well as the Star Ratings for Schools Assessment and e-curriculum development.
The Second Annual Conference for Road Safety in Cambodia brought together policy makers, concerned government bodies, non-governmental organizations, private sector, media, and road safety advocates in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
You can read more about the conference here.
Read the Press Release and view more photos from the conference.