The ceremony, staged in front of the police station, was part of the Lions’ “Lighting Motorbike” accident-prevention program. The helmets were termed new year’s gifts to the students to create awareness about traffic laws and the importance of extra road vigilance during the holidays.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho (right), along with Col. Col. Supachai Phuikaewkhum (2nd right) distribute motorcycle helmets to students.
“We have started with the hope to reduce road accidents during New Year 2014 since, in the past, we have seen a continuous number of accidents. Plus, we want to create awareness for youths to wear helmets every time they get on a bike to protect and reduce the number of injuries,” said Pathis Somtua, head of the Lighting Motorbike project.