Student helmet wearing rates in Southern Thailand increase by 35% over two years

October 25, 2016

Final Songkhla Evaluation Meeting
Thailand Chairperson of AIP Foundation, Ratanawadee H. Winther (center), meets with government officials in Songkhla Province to discuss the progress the Street Wise program has made.

Over the past two years, helmet-wearing rates at Street Wise project schools in Songkhla Province, an initiative supported by Chevron, have increased from 3% to 38%. Street Wise staff presented the program’s final evaluation results to government stakeholders at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Songkhla Province, where Street Wise has been implemented since 2014. The staff also shared a presentation outlining the results and screened two videos profiling project beneficiaries. The meeting’s 30 attendees were invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the program.

The Street Wise program launched in the Singhanakorn District of Songkhla Province. Since then, the program has expanded to the neighboring Muang District. Thailand has the second-highest road crash fatality rate in the world, and Street Wise provides school-based education and awareness tools to help make the country’s roads safer.

Read the full press release for the event here.

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