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Cambodian Red Cross and Cambodia Airports Launch Traffic Safety Park

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Rafia Tasleem
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Cambodian Red Cross and Cambodia Airports Launch Traffic Safety Park

The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), in a collaborative effort with Cambodia Airports, has unveiled a traffic safety park at Chea Sim Santhormok High School in Phnom Penh. The innovative park is established with the primary aim of imparting knowledge about road traffic laws, traffic signs, and driving ethics to students, teachers, and the broader community.

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Education for Road Safety

The CRC took to social media to share that the park will serve as a vital tool in enhancing traffic safety awareness and will aid the government's ongoing efforts to improve compliance with road safety laws. This initiative is in tune with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-30 objective, which seeks to reduce accidents by half by the year 2030.

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Community Involvement and Support

CRC secretary-general, Pum Chantinie, underscored the importance of community participation in furthering traffic law awareness. Similarly, Hem Sinareth, the director of Phnom Penh's municipal education department, acknowledged the crucial role of traffic safety signs in schools for educating students.

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Endorsement and Future Plans

Kim Pagna, country director of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP), lauded the initiative. He emphasized the requirement for more traffic safety parks and strict enforcement of traffic laws in schools, including the use of helmets. Under the patronage of Cambodia Airports, the CRC envisages establishing more traffic safety parks in schools across Preah Sihanouk province. Furthermore, at Chea Sim Santhormok High School, the CRC has furnished educational materials such as billboards displaying traffic signs, safety barriers, posters, and helmets, all aiming to promote road safety.

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