Police promote helmet wearing among children on motorcycles

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BANGKOK, July 2015 – The Metropolitan Police is now campaigning for the wearing of helmets among young motorcycle passengers for their own safety. They have now distributed over 8,000 helmets to children at about 40 schools.

The Commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 8 Pol Maj Gen Ruechakorn Chornjewut recently presided over the launching ceremony of the ‘My Helmets’ campaign to encourage children to wear helmets while riding on motorcycles as passengers, for their own safety. The launch event was held at the King Taksin Monument, Thonburi District, Bangkok.

At the event, 8,100 helmets were distributed to students from about 40 schools in the area, supervised by the Metropolitan Police Division 8.

The Metropolitan Police Division 8 Commander, said that the campaign was initiated by traffic police who fear for the safety of children who have to ride on motorcycles as passengers, as some parents do not provide helmets for their children to wear.

He added that he hoped that this campaign would also encourage children to be disciplined and obey traffic regulations.