Safe Kids Thailand under the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center (CSIP) in collaboration with 21 student volunteers and supported by FedEx organized “Walk Smart No.9 : Safe Child Pedestrians” on June 6-8, 2017.
The aim of ‘Walk Smart’ is to educate safe pedestrian and safe walk from/to school to primary students.
The activity was joined by more than 8,978 primary students in grade 1-6 from 275 classes in 23 schools in 19 District of Bangkok.
In activity, students learned how to walk and cross road safely. For example, if no sideway, students must walk far from driveway and walk facing traffic.
To walk close a water resource safely, students must walk far from water resource or walk in the middle walkway if having water resource both sides. To cross a road safely, students must use flyover or over crossing, cross at traffic light and look out left-right to assure no car.
Steps to cross a street safely are stop-look- listen- think- and walk. Students definitely must not run but walk carefully. SKT also gave sets of ‘Walk Smart” toolkits to the participating schools for future purpose.