World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims Observed in Phnom Penh

November 21, 2013


On November 17, 2013, the 20th annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed around the world. Each year, more than 100 countries worldwide dedicate a day to mourn the millions of lives lost on the road and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the police and ambulance personnel, doctors, nurses, and counselors who work to save lives after road traffic crashes.

In the week leading up to the World Day of Remembrance, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation organized events in schools around Phnom Penh to raise awareness about the tragedy of road traffic fatalities and injuries and how they can be prevented through helmet use. 100 students from grade 4, 5 and 6 participated in extra-curricular activities including Q&As, interactive games, and lessons on safe pedestrian and bicyclist habits.A helmet use training was organized at Wat Preah Put primary school as part of Helmets for Kids sponsored by Manulife. The training reached 30 parents with the importance of helmet wearing in keeping both themselves and their children safe.

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