More than 26,000 children in Thailand died in motorcycle crashes and 265,758 were injured on the roads between 2011 to 2019, according to a Public Health report.
The main victims were aged 15-19 years, followed by the age group of 10-14 years old.
Since 2020, the AIP Foundation has partnered with Toll Group to implement a safety scheme, called the Hauling Safety program, aimed at supporting communities in tackling high-risk journeys for students traveling to and from school through quality safety education and equipment for students, parents, and community members.
As part of the initiative, the AIP Foundation and Toll Group have recently held a handover ceremony to celebrate the completion of road safety modifications at a Thailand School.
The modifications at Promrach Rangsan School, in the Bang Bon area, include the installation of three crosswalks by the school.
The school was selected for the 2021-2022 program year by the local government based on risk-assessment surveys, which demonstrated the school and communities’ need for a comprehensive safety intervention.
The work has been carried out in support of a UN target to prevent at least 50 per cent of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.
At the core of the Hauling Safety program are activities aimed at engaging young people to be safer road users. The program is inherently aligned with the Global Plan and Thailand’s National Road Safety plan.
The work also aligns with the UN’s ‘Improving global road safety’, proclaiming the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, with the ambitious target of preventing at least 50 per cent of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.