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New app launched to allow young people to report road risks

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – AIP Foundation on December 14 launched the Youth Engagement App (YEA), in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee and Yen Bai Province, to offer young people an efficient way to identify and report high-risk road conditions.

As part of the innovative Big Data road safety program AI&Me “Empowering youth for safer roads”, the app will be piloted in HCMC, Pleiku City in Gia Lai Province and Yen Bai City in Yen Bai Province from December 2022 to January 2023.

The app will provide young people with a platform for their voices to be heard. Through the app, government officials will receive data as actionable recommendations to make effective and evidence-based road safety interventions, making it easier to identify blackspots for a more in-depth analysis to determine the star ratings for school zones.

Star Rating for Schools is an evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the risks children are exposed to on the way to school.

“The YEA puts young voices at the heart of solving the global road safety crisis,” said Hoang Na Huong, deputy chief executive officer at AIP Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing road injuries and fatalities in low and middle-income countries.

Pham Viet Cong, deputy chief of the office of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said, “The launch of the YEA will make a big difference to our next generation in HCMC, Pleiku and Yen Bai. Our future belongs to the youth, so we need to hear their voices to find the best solutions to their issues.”

AIP Foundation’s three-year AI&Me program is supported by Fondation Botnar, a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities around the world, the FIA Foundation, Anditi and the International Road Assessment Program.

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