The AIP Foundation has officially launched the second phase of a road safety education programme in Thailand.

Phase II of the VIA Road Safety Education Programme will continue work to safeguard the next generation of vulnerable road users by empowering teachers to educate children aged between 10 and 18 years old on road safety.

During phase I, in January through to April 2021, more than 321 students, 15 teachers, and 11 classes across five different schools in the Phra Pradaeng District benefited.

“From 2013 to 2017 more than 17,000 children and teenagers were killed in road traffic crashes throughout Thailand,” said AIP Foundation CEO, Mirjam Sidk.

“These are not merely numbers or statistics but real lives, real families, and members of the community that we tragically lost. These deaths are preventable. Road safety education is one of the key solutions to end this tragedy.”