More than 220 Cambodian airport staff gain road safety skills
21-30 March, 2017 – Cambodia
AIP Foundation conducted road safety trainings to
more than 220 staff to Cambodia Airports, the operator of the country’s three
international airports. Held on 21-30 March, the workshops provided an overview
of the key road safety issues on Cambodia’s roads as well as practical tips on
how to drive safely.
Outside the classroom, airport staff participated in some interactive and fun activities demonstrating the risks of distracted driving and how to identify and avoid blind spots. The trainings were conducted in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap.
A critical aspect of the workshops was the opportunity for participants to reflect on their driving behaviors and discuss their own experiences with road crashes. Approximately 40% of the participants said they had personally experienced road crashes, while more than 50% deplored that their friends and relatives had been involved in such predicaments.
At the end of the trainings, participants made personal commitments about safe driving behaviors they would adopt, including wearing a helmet, reducing speed, eliminating distractions and staying focused on the road, and sharing what they had learned with their family and friends.
In a short remark at the beginning of the initiative, Éric Delobel, Cambodia Airport’s CEO stressed that safety is the organization's number one priority. In that perspective, partnering with AIP Foundation, a leading advocate for road safety, makes perfectly sense and contributes to achieving the Zero Accident Goal.