December 2013, I did a day trip to Vang Vieng to Vientiane, the capital of Laos in Laotian SUV that acquaintance to drive.
Road that runs on the outskirts of the capital, Vientiane has been enhanced to now go 4 hours one way to Vang Vieng you did not Ika Without the middle night before. Vang Vieng bound bus is a tourist spot that is popular with Europeans and Americans also out a lot from Vientiane.
However, while the road is in place, volume of traffic, trucks and other large buses increases rapidly, and finish the farming street until now, farmers along the road, the per Quito Carts a dark road with no one streetlight. Goat livestock, such as cattle, are walking the road in the same way.
According to the statistics on traffic accidents of Laos, 2635 reviews traffic accident incidents of January to May 2014, has become a 4188 number 532 people injured them dead. As traffic accident incidence of one country, it may seem little, but the population of Laos Republic about 6.9 million people. This will be almost equal to the population of Chiba Prefecture. The 7773 review traffic accident incidents, statistics on traffic accidents in Chiba Prefecture of January to May 2014 is, 9629 people number 67 wounded them dead. In other words, the number of deaths is approximately eight times the Chiba Prefecture. Moreover, I thought Laos people, hate that fight, that traffic accidents also resolve out of court because there are many, traffic accident injuries the actual number of people, a lot more. In addition, thought if livestock was in a traffic accident, farmers, and will not go to pay the cost of repairs of motor vehicles, owners of livestock that were in the accident is likely not come forward almost.
Indeed, farmers along the road is becoming impossible to street life until now transport links Laos becomes well.
I believe in the NPO Treasures of The Planet, to investigate a traffic accident situation in rural areas of Laos, while popular reflectors and livestock farmers, we would like to education about traffic safety.