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More children wearing helmets in safety drive

Update: May, 11/2015 - 08:54
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HA NOI (VNS) — Following several intensive campaigns, Ha Noi, Da Nang and HCM City have recorded a higher helmet-wearing rate among children, rising to 68 per cent on average from 38 per cent in last March, according to surveys from the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation.

The news was revealed during a conference reviewing the outcome of the National Child Helmet Action Plan on May 8. The initiative is part of Viet Nam's response to the 3rd Global Road Safety Week initiated by the United Nations.

Khuat Viet Hung, deputy chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said the results were attributable to sound collaboration between promotion activities and law enforcement nationwide.

CEO of the AIP Foundation Mirjam Sidik said the encouraging rate was a meaningful and practical response from Viet Nam to the UN's international week. — VNS

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