Get Home Safe event aims to reduce traffic accidents

Update: May, 17/2017 - 10:29
Truck drivers, local police and transportation professionals speak about safe driving skills at the Get Home Safe event held on Monday in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province. — Photo courtesy of AIP Foundation
Viet Nam News

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — The Get Home Safe event, held on Monday to raise awareness about traffic regulations, featured a six-minute video about the fatal consequences caused by motorbike and truck drivers who fail to obey traffic rules.

The video sent two key messages: a road crash can happen in the blink of an eye and lives are saved when drivers slow down.

Lê Văn Đức of Đồng Nai Province, a truck driver at Cái Mép International Terminal (CMIT), said that he was impressed by the video.

“The video reminds me to drive in the right lane,” he said. “Also, I should drive at the required speed and obey the right of way before making a turn.”

The Get Home Safe event, held in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, was held to raise community awareness about the importance of following traffic regulations, Vũ Quý Phi, deputy chief secretariat of National Traffic Safety Committee, said.

In Việt Nam, 24 people die and 60 are injured in traffic accidents each day, Phi said.

More than 3,000 attendees at the event participated in road-safety interactive games and watched informative comedic performances.

Truck drivers, local police and transportation professionals spoke about safe driving skills at the event, which is part of the Lifting Safety programme held by the National Traffic Safety Committee in co-operation with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and APM Terminals, an international terminal operator based in the Netherlands with facilities in 69 countries.

In the Lifting Safety programme in December 2016, the AIP Foundation distributed educational booklets to truck drivers.

The AIP foundation team is preparing to install environmental modifications, including rumble strips and traffic lights, on major highways close to the CMIT facility. — VNS