One Aspect of Road Safety is ‘Ourselves’

ภาพ นักเรียนตัวน้อยๆ กำลังยกมือเป็นสัญญาณข้ามถนน มี จนท กำลังโบกธงให้

This picture was taken three years ago during my Japan second trip. It was a late afternoon in Kawaguchi and we were heading back to a train station to return to Tokyo. I took this picture from a distance. We can see elementary school students wearing bright yellow hats and with their hands held high as a clear signal to coming vehicles that they want to cross the road. There is a volunteer (or may be a teacher) stationed at the crossing holding a flag to aid pedestrians too.
These small students travel to school and back home safely by themselves. There are clear rules for them to follow for their own safety and that of others.

I can remember faintly learning about road traffic and safe walking and cycling in lower grades in elementary school but nothing at higher grades. Any updates on traffic safety education in Thai schools are welcome.

One key aspect of road safety is ourselves. Promoting appropriate behaviour and attitudes to traffic from an early age is crucial.

ภาพ ภาพ นักเรียนตัวน้อยๆ กำลังข้ามถนน ยกมือเป็นสัญญาณให้รถเห็นได้ง่าย

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