Chevron supports teachers at two High Schools in Phnom Penh to receive road safety training.
During the training sessions, teachers from both schools received information
about road crash prevention including helmet use, road crash statistics from
the RCVIS and had the opportunity to share their experiences in road crashes.
Teachers also learnt about how to wear a helmet correctly which is key to
preventing head injuries or permanent disabilities that result from road
At the conclusion of the training, teachers showed their commitment to wearing a helmet at all times when on a motorcycle and signed a public statement indicating their support for the draft traffic law. The draft traffic law will mandate helmet wearing for motorcycle passengers including children and is currently under review with the Council of Minister.
In addition to teacher training, AIP Foundation and Chevron will be hosting two Helmets for Youth ceremonies in Phnom Penh during December – on 24 December at Hun Sen Bun Rany Wat Phnom High School and on 30 December at Boeung Trabek High School. Around 900 helmets will be donated to teachers and students during the events in order to continue to promote road safety and encourage them to wear a helmet when driving or as a passenger on a motorcycle. These events add to awareness raising in the community and are supported by thorough monitoring and evaluation activities before and after the events.