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Child helmet-wearing rate below target

Update: February, 14/2014 - 08:41

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HA NOI (VNS) — The number of children who wore helmets was below the target of 80 per cent set by the "Children also need a helmet" campaign phase III, according to Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Committee Secretariat Luu Van Binh.

Ineffective co-ordination between schools, parents and local authorities was to blame for the high rate of children who do not wear helmets, Binh said.

According to statistics from the Ha Noi Traffic Police, the police fined more than 574 people during phase III of the campaign from September to December last year for failing to have their children wearing helmets while carrying them on motorbikes.

The percentage of children in Ha Noi who wear helmets on motorbikes rose from 9.1 per cent to 52.9 per cent following phase II of the "Children also need a helmet" campaign. — VNS



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