February 19, 2018
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) recently selected Yan Nawa District, Bangkok, as a pilot area for the province’s first Road Safety Operation Center, taking another step towards meeting their commitments to the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety. Setting up a Road Safety Operation Center in every district in Thailand was one of the Thai government’s initiatives established at the start of the Decade of Action in 2011. The BMA chose Yan Nawa District based on our successful implementation of the Helmets for Kids program, a signature program that we in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Thailand Country Manager of AIP Foundation Oratai Junsuwanaruk attended the first meeting of the Yan Nawa District’s Road Safety Operation Center Committee. At the meeting, in addition to discussing ways to reduce road crashes in the district, Junsuwanaruk gave a short presentation on our Helmet for Kids program. Helmets For Kids aims to increase helmet use among children, teachers and parents to better protect them from head injury and raise public awareness of the importance of child quality helmet use.