UPDATE OF JOINT POLICY RECOMMENDATION:
“MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, MUST WEAR
HELMETS”
JUNE 21, 2013
Situation in Cambodia
1,905 road traffic fatalities
occurred in 2011, twice the figure
from 2005.
69% of motorcycle crash ...
Government Efforts
 Endorsed “One helmet. One life” campaign in 2010 appealing to
all drivers and passengers to wear helm...
Why Joint Policy
Recommendation?
Appropriate helmet use saves lives:
Reduces risk of
severe
head injury
by:
↓ ↓
69% 42%
Re...
Background
On January 10, 2013, AIP Foundation submitted the joint policy
recommendation “motorcycle passengers, including...
Objectives
 To appeal to the government and relevant stakeholders to adopt
legislation that will increase safety on the r...
Endorsements
 Over 100 stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and
international community have endorsed the...
Recommendations
1. Executive and Legislative Branches
2. Local authorities
3. Media agencies
4. Civil society organization...
Executive and Legislative
Branches
 Approve the National Road Safety Policy and ten-year Action
Plan, of which a key targ...
Local authorities
Disseminate information about the need to wear a helmet as either
motorcycle passenger or driver wheneve...
Media agencies
 Promote road safety and
spread information
about helmet use
through all types of
media, particularly
prog...
Civil society and the private
sectors
 Develop and review internal policy to encourage staff and families to
respect traf...
Citizens
 Continue to remind your family
to respect the traffic law and to
always wear a helmet when
travelling on the ro...
Raising Awareness
 Published in leading newspapers:
1. Cambodia Daily News
2. Rasmey Kampuchia
3. Koh Santhepheap
4. Phno...
Case Studies
 Mandatory helmet laws for adult in Vietnam resulted in a 12%
reduction in fatalities and 24% reduction in i...
Next steps
 Published in leading website
news (Online news)
Joint policy recommendation will
continue to be:
 Discussed ...
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
KIM Pagna (Mr.)
#18BEo, St. 348.,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(855) 23 996 519
pagna.kim@aipf-c...
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Update of joint policy recommendation: “Motorcycle passengers, including children, must wear helmets”

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On January 10, 2013, AIP Foundation submitted the joint policy recommendation “motorcycle passengers, including children, must wear helmets” to H.E Minister of Public Works and Transport and Chairperson of the National Road Safety Committee.

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Update of joint policy recommendation: “Motorcycle passengers, including children, must wear helmets”

  1. 1. UPDATE OF JOINT POLICY RECOMMENDATION: “MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, MUST WEAR HELMETS” JUNE 21, 2013
  2. 2. Situation in Cambodia 1,905 road traffic fatalities occurred in 2011, twice the figure from 2005. 69% of motorcycle crash victims suffered head injuries, and among them, only 29% wore a helmet as a driver and only 6% as a passenger. Cambodia has the highest rate (10.0) of road fatalities per 10,000 registered vehicles comparing to Lao PDR (7.9) and Vietnam (3.0), in 2011.
  3. 3. Government Efforts  Endorsed “One helmet. One life” campaign in 2010 appealing to all drivers and passengers to wear helmets every time they ride a motorcycle  Joined a global initiative to adopt the UN Resolution for the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020)  National Road Safety Policy and ten-year Action Plan (2011-2020)  Draft land traffic law (helmets for passengers including children….)  Road Safety as a priority in updated NSDP (2009-2013) and in Safe Village and Commune Policy in 2012
  4. 4. Why Joint Policy Recommendation? Appropriate helmet use saves lives: Reduces risk of severe head injury by: ↓ ↓ 69% 42% Reduces risk of fatality by: While drivers are required by law to wear a helmet, no mandatory helmet law for PASSENGERS exists. Over 80 percent of drivers but fewer than 10 percent of passengers including children wore helmets in 2011. But many Cambodians are unprotected:
  5. 5. Background On January 10, 2013, AIP Foundation submitted the joint policy recommendation “motorcycle passengers, including children, must wear helmets” to H.E Minister of Public Works and Transport and Chairperson of the National Road Safety Committee. The Coalition for Road Safety (CRY) and and Handicap International (HI) agreed to collaborate by jointly issuing the policy recommendation.
  6. 6. Objectives  To appeal to the government and relevant stakeholders to adopt legislation that will increase safety on the roads in Cambodia and save lives  To raise awareness among private sector companies, civil society organizations, media agencies, and the public about helmet wearing for drivers and passengers including children.
  7. 7. Endorsements  Over 100 stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and international community have endorsed the joint policy recommendation.  Over 4,000 members of the public have shown their support for the draft passenger helmet mandate via online networks and petition signatures.  AIP Foundation, CRY, and HI continue collecting more endorsements among the private sector, civil society, and international community and the public.
  8. 8. Recommendations 1. Executive and Legislative Branches 2. Local authorities 3. Media agencies 4. Civil society organizations and private sector companies 5. Citizens
  9. 9. Executive and Legislative Branches  Approve the National Road Safety Policy and ten-year Action Plan, of which a key target is to increase helmets use to 100 percent among all motorcyclists  Expedite the review and approval process for a new draft traffic law addressing people’s needs, in which motorcycle passengers, including children, are mandated to wear helmets  Widely disseminate and strictly enforce the new traffic law once it comes into effect
  10. 10. Local authorities Disseminate information about the need to wear a helmet as either motorcycle passenger or driver whenever referring about the Safe Village-Commune Policy
  11. 11. Media agencies  Promote road safety and spread information about helmet use through all types of media, particularly programs that appeal to youth  Air programs and advertisements that promote road safety message, such as consistent helmet use
  12. 12. Civil society and the private sectors  Develop and review internal policy to encourage staff and families to respect traffic laws and to always wear a helmet on a motorcycle  For those manufacturing or selling motorcycles, consider providing helmets for free to driver, passengers and at least to one child for every purchase
  13. 13. Citizens  Continue to remind your family to respect the traffic law and to always wear a helmet when travelling on the road  Put a helmet on your passengers, including children, as a simple act of care
  14. 14. Raising Awareness  Published in leading newspapers: 1. Cambodia Daily News 2. Rasmey Kampuchia 3. Koh Santhepheap 4. Phnom Penh Post 5. Kampuchia Thmey  Printed as a booklet in English and Khmer  Statement was discussed and shared at the Radio Talk Show, National Road Safety Week and other events
  15. 15. Case Studies  Mandatory helmet laws for adult in Vietnam resulted in a 12% reduction in fatalities and 24% reduction in injuries within one year of implementation*.  In Thailand, mandatory helmet legislation in Khon Kaen province led to a 40% reduction in head injuries among motorcyclists and a 24% drop in motorcyclist deaths within two years**.  In Cambodia, it is estimated that 348 lives were saved and 1,595 serious injuries were prevented in 2009 after the enactment and enforcement of its helmet law. This translates into total savings of over $33 million USD for 2009 (<$12 million USD for fatalities and <$20 million USD for serious injuries). *http://www.helmetvaccine.org/target_countries/vietnam.html ** http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr44/en/
  16. 16. Next steps  Published in leading website news (Online news) Joint policy recommendation will continue to be:  Discussed via radio talk- show programs It will be submitted again to National Road Safety Committee, National Police and other relevant committees or stakeholders. Advocacy and lobbying activities will continue with efforts focusing on private sector and government and legislative bodies commitment.
  17. 17. Asia Injury Prevention Foundation KIM Pagna (Mr.) #18BEo, St. 348., Phnom Penh, Cambodia (855) 23 996 519 pagna.kim@aipf-cambodia.org Coalition for Road Safety LIM Sokchea (Ms.) #36C, St 270, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (855) 23 555 1583 lim.sokchea@crysafety.org.kh Handicap International EAR Chariya (Mr.) #9AB, Street 446, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (855) 23 217 298 rs.mgr@hicambodia.org Thank you!

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