The best quotes from five panelists of yesterday's Seminar on “School Bus Safety Policy and Standards”

The Seminar on School Bus Safety Policy and Standards, held by AIP Foundation under the Legal Development Program (LDP) with the support of WHO Thailand on 21 May 2018, aims to advocate for a safer school bus system in Thailand.

LDP Thailand is a collaboration between the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) Thailand and the World Health Organization (WHO) aiming to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement, supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).

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“Thailand loses up to 400 million baht a year to school bus crashes, which are caused by unsafe vehicles, incompetent or untrained drivers and the fact that there is no lead agency tasked to manage school bus safety.” – LDP member Thatchawut Jardbandista, Road Safety Group Thailand


“Unsafe school buses are a systemic problem and to solve it we need a good management system that brings together key stakeholders including schools, provincial land transport offices and local administration organisations.” – LDP member Thanachart Paliyawate


“Due to existing legal limitations, state agencies’ hands are tied. This is why relevant laws and regulations should be amended.” – LDP member Pisith Wongthiathana, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation


“If safe school bus services can be provided to students across the country, not only can we reduce underage driving but also injuries and fatalities from road crashes.” – Thailand Country Manager Oratai Junsuwanaruk, AIP Foundation


“The Ministry of Education needs to issue a clear policy so that schools can properly provide students with safe school bus services.” – Busakorn Kankampon, the teacher and advocate behind Bangplama Model

The Seminar on School Bus Safety Policy and Standards was held by AIP Foundation under the Legal Development Program (LDP) with the support of WHO Thailand on 21 May 2018 with the aim of establishing a safer school bus system in Thailand.

LDP Thailand is a collaboration between the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) Thailand and the World Health Organization (WHO) aiming to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement, supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).

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