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NTSC to promote helmets for children

Update: January, 14/2015 - 09:12
The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) announced the start of a nationwide action plan for 2015 entitled "Love your child, provide a helmet," in the capital city yesterday. — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) announced the start of a nationwide action plan for 2015 entitled "Love your child, provide a helmet," in the capital city yesterday.

The main activities to promote the plan include public awareness-raising and mass media communications on child helmet use, school-based education, and increased police enforcement on a national scale to crack down on violations of child helmet regulations.

Khuat Viet Hung, the committee's deputy chairman, said though helmet use is mandatory by law for both adults and children over the age of 6, child helmet use has remained significantly lower than adult use, with only 1 in 3 children in major cities wearing helmets. Last year, 1,900 children died in traffic accidents. Among these victims, over 50 per cent were not wearing helmets, noted officials. — VNS

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