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Walk Wise celebrates 7th National Road Safety Day in China

30-11-2018

Students assisting police in guiding traffic and sharing road safety messages to drivers.

On December 2, China celebrated the 7th National Day for Road Safety and AIP Foundation organized a launch ceremony for the second phase of our Walk Wise program in celebration of this day. We collaborated with Xuanhan Natural Gas Office and the Traffic Police Department to bring together 17 project schools and 10 related governmental stakeholders to launch Walk Wise.

At the ceremony, students gave educational performances on road safety knowledge to around 3,500 attendees including government representatives, Chevron, Vice Mayor of Xuanhan County Song Rui, parents, teachers, and students across all 17 program schools. The Traffic Police Department also selected 20 students to assist them in guiding traffic at intersections in Nanba town where road safety flyers were also handed out to drivers and pedestrians in the community with the hopes of increasing everyone’s knowledge.

Additionally, we kicked off a Walking School Bus at the launch ceremony wherein 13 program schools will organize students walking in the form of a school bus with road safety messages and signs to share around their school communities. With the increase of road accidents in China, road safety has become a big focus on social media. Banners with road safety message were already prepared around the project schools and in major towns where our Walk Wise Project schools are located.

The theme of this year’s National Road Safety Day is “The details mean life, mean safety for daily travel.” To deliver a key message of focusing on the details of driving and walking, National Road Safety Day is the most important platform to advocate to road users to focus on their travel habits to improve the road safety for all.

View more photos from the ceremony here.

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