11 April 2017
The UN Global Road Safety Week 2017 is going to be organized by Myanmar Organization for Road Safety (MORS) at the People’s Park from 8th to 14th of May.
Its meeting was held at Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) in Yangon on Monday. It is the 4th event with the aim to raise awareness on traffic rules to road users.
Member, Myanmar Organization for Road Safety (MORS), Nyan Lwin Aung: MORS, Roads & Bridges Department (YCDC), Ministry of Health & Sports , Ministry of Education and Myanmar Traffic Police Force; all of them will be participated in this event. About 300 members from Myanmar Biking Federation will be a part of Demonstration session on how to bike safety. The showrooms will also be displayed.
The talks on accident risks and road disciplines, mass walking and cycling, skateboard competition and other entertainment programs will be included in this event.
Police Captain , No (33) Myanmar Traffic Police ( Botahtaung Township) , Khin Maung Tint: This year is for speed limit and we are going to organize educative talk for 45 minutes and exhibition of the road accidents due to over speed. We are planning to draw the public intentions with the slogans like “Don't drive when you are drunk, don't drink when you drive”.
Other organizations warmly welcome and support UN Global Road Safety Week Event.
Professor, Yangon Orthopaedic Hospital, Aung Thein Htay: Our health department will display an exhibition and talk on accident risks causing deaths because WHO organizes this event as a part of Global Road Safety Week. In fatal incidents, most of the deaths are caused by carless road users.
Road Safety is an important issue not only in Myanmar but also in other countries. During the 1st week of April, MORS has also organized Myanmar Road Safety Project around the Yangon City.