Motorcycle helmets to be donated to more than 200 students and teachers
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JAKARTA, April 20, 2015 – PT AIG Insurance Indonesia (“AIG Indonesia”) today launched its Road Safety campaign which focuses on raising awareness for underage drivers and passengers aged between 9 and 11 years.
Working with Junior Achievement, one of world’s largest organizations that helps develop and prepare young people for future success, AIG Indonesia is also donating motorcycle helmets to 200 students and teachers from five elementary schools in Jakarta.
“AIG has been protecting vehicles and road users for decades and takes its duty of care to those it insures, as well as their communities, very seriously,” said Jon-Paul Jones, President Director and CEO of AIG Indonesia. “This is a global commitment being carried out also in Asia Pacific, including Indonesia.”
“We have decided to focus on the education of children in order to raise awareness of the importance of road safety and hope to help reduce the number of underage drivers,” Mr. Jones said.
Statistics show that the number of road accidents involving people aged between 11 and 15 years increased by 11.1% in 2014. Data also showed there was one accident every five days involving young people.
“AIG has been a long-term partner with Junior Achievement in many of the local communities where we operate and 2015 marks the second year of our formal global partnership in 19 locations worldwide,” Mr. Jones said.
“Junior Achievement is the global partner for AIG and we share the same values, which include raising awareness about road safety for the younger generation in order to create a better future for them,” said Robert Gardiner, Director of Junior Achievement for Indonesia.
During the launch, elementary school students will be given the opportunity to learn in a stimulating and interactive environment about the importance of road safety in three designated zones: The Information Zone, Experience Zone and Commitment Zone. There are 25 AIG road safety ambassadors involved from AIG Indonesia who volunteer to support the initiative.