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Crash helmet campaign to be strengthened to promote bike safety

The campaign to promote the use of crash helmets among motorcyclists and their passengers will be strengthened specifically to address children.

The Save the Children group has issued a statement saying that statistics show the number of Thai children wearing crash helmets while traveling on the back of a bike seat has quadrupled to 30% from the past years.

Partly because of the low use of helmets, more than 2,600 children die in road accidents each year, meaning over seven fatalities each day, the group points out.

In addition, some 200 children are injured, and in some cases crippled in road accidents daily, because they weren’t wear crash helmets, added the group.

The Save the Children group said it would continue its campaign to help children understand the importance of wearing crash helmets as a basic safety measure.

According to the World Health Organization, the number of Thailand’s road fatalities is ranked second in the world.

It said that in 2015, about 1.3 school-age children in Thailand regularly traveled on the back of motorcycles each day but only seven percent put on crash helmets.




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