The Viriyah Insurance Public Company Limited has donated 100,000 THB to KlaiKangwon School to celebrate the school’s successful campaign for students to use helmets. Ms. Kandawattana Yingsomsuk from Viriyah insurance gave the money to Mr. Khwankaew Wajarothai, the Director of KlaiKangwon School. The donation will be used for the joint campaign between the company and the school to encourage teachers and students to use helmet every time when they drive.
It also marks the success of making a booth to provide knowledge on safe motorcycle driving, designing a poster, writing a composition and making a short film on safety on the road and using helmets to reduce damage from motorcycling accident. The program, carried out for 4 months by the Viriyah Insurance, 700 teachers, students and parents from the school enjoyed 90% success as those who followed its guideline did not suffer from major or serious accident. Every student wears a helmet daily when they use motorcycles. Ms. Kandawattana stated that, despite laws and regulations about the prevention of road accident, the problem still occurs. The company realizes that cooperation with the school is crucial to raise awareness.
This campaign was used for the first time at KlaiKangwon School and the company donated the money to the school director to promote the so-called Klai Kangwon road safety model via media. “Although the government is promoting use of helmets to enhance road safety among Thai people, it does not have much impact. So, teachers and students should be a role model, and we found that this idea was very successful. Thanks to the good result, the company will keeps doing good projects to improve Thai society,” concluded Ms. Kandawattana.