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Walk Wise combats rise in summer road crash casualties with community outreach

13-07-2018

 

Community members engage in the first Walk Wise summer outreach event.

Community members engage in the first Walk Wise summer outreach event.

To combat the dangerous rise in road crash fatalities in Nanba Township over the summer months, our Walk Wise pedestrian safety program is conducting a series of outreach events to raise awareness about road safety within the community. Since July, Nanba Township has already experienced two serious road crashes, resulting in a devastating four fatalities and two injuries. Walk Wise is collaborating with the Nanba Township Government and the Nanba Traffic Police Department to put on the series.

The first of seven of these awareness-raising events was held on 13 July and attended by approximately 100 members of the local community. The event included road safety education as well as interactive games and prizes to test the participants’ knowledge of concepts. Two middle school student volunteers who participated in our Photovoice competition in May also joined the event to share what road safety in the community looked like through their eyes. The students presented photos they took of road hazards and unsafe pedestrian behaviors in the community as well as their suggestions for improving walking environments.

In 2012, we launched Walk Wise with the support of Chevron. The pedestrian safety expanded its programing to Nanba Township in December 2017.

View more photos from the event here.

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