Apr 22, 2015 – A major safety concern in Indonesia involves the dangerous use of motorbikes. Many riders are in control of a machine that travels too fast and does not follow routine traffic laws. The year 2013 saw 29,000 road deaths and many of these involved motorbike riders and pillion passengers. Safety concerns such as riders not wearing a helmet increase the likelihood of serious head injury if an accident occurs.
Together PJI and AIG are working together to support an improvement in this situation. We are doing so by promoting the use of helmets by young people within schools. The official launching of this undertaking took place on April 20 at state elementary school where 200 helmets were provided to students from five schools in the area. This initiative is combined with the JA Our City program as both PJI AIG and PJI use tools to create greater awareness about road safety. Within a scope of five lessons focusing on the economic roles of the city AIG Road Safety will assist in teaching the students about services such as transport and police. In doing so they will also highlight a need to recognize the importance of road safety. Currently, two hundred students will learn about this in their classes and they will be encouraged to take the information home to share with their families.