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Schools asked to continue classes on traffic safety

Update: August, 23/2012 - 10:22

HCM CITY — Traffic education courses would continue to be held in all schools next years to help curb road accidents, a workshop was told yesterday.

Nearly 74 per cent of traffic accidents involve motorbikes driven by young people aged 15 to 19, an official from the Department of Traffic Safety said at the workshop on traffic-law education held in HCM City yesterday.

The most frequent violations by students included running a red light, exceeding the speed limit, and driving without a helmet.

Duong Van Ba, a representative from the Ministry of Education and Training, said that traffic education courses would continue to be held in all schools next years.

"Schools should continue to work with parents' boards and encourage them to enforce student awareness.

"Parents should not allow children under 18 years old to drive motorbikes."

To limit the use of motorbikes, schools have been encouraged to have more buses to pick up students, he said.

The workshop also heard several presentations on traffic-safety solutions.

The city's Department of Education and Training encouraged parents to sign a commitment in which they pledged to not allow their children under the age of 18 to drive a motorbike to school.

Schools were also asked to ban motorbikes driven by students and punish any violator of the ban. — VNS

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