The COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent students from attending in-person classes. While school-based activities have been limited during this reporting period, AIP Foundation continues to focus its efforts on pushing for legislative changes that ensure safer school zones for Cambodian children.
Continuing the dialogue set forth by the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week in May, we are actively contributing to the drafting of the new Cambodian Road Traffic Law that can provide better protection to vulnerable road users -- including students. In addition to promoting awareness about speed reduction, AIP Foundation is advocating with Cambodian government to set the maximum speed limit to 30km per hour for all types of vehicles around school zones, an initiative which was supported in principle by the Secretary General of the National Road Safety Committee at a Coordination Meeting between the government and non-government stakeholders held in 2020. In addition to quality helmets playing a significant role in reducing the risk of serious injury and fatality in the event of a crash, a 5% cut in average vehicle speed can result in a 30% reduction in fatal crashes.
As our approach to social change entails targeting road safety comprehensively, we not only engage with our beneficiaries, but also with policy makers, our community and relevant stakeholders that can amplify our cause. Please click here to see how you can make your impact on safer roads for Cambodian children.
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