ĐÀ NẴNG — The National Committee for Traffic Safety, in co-operation with Ford Việt Nam, has donated eight "Drunk Driving Suits" and smart camera systems for traffic supervision to drivers’ training centres in the central city.
The equipments is part of the "Driving Skills for Life" (DSFL) programme of Ford Việt Nam, launched this week in Đà Nẵng to raise awareness of traffic dangers and driving safety. The programme for young drivers has provided training to more than 500,000 people around the world through hands-on and online tuition since its inception 11 years ago.
According to Ford Việt Nam, the "Drunk Driving Suits" will help driving learners understand situations and behaviours when driving drunk. The suit simulates the effects of reduced mobility, vision and coordination with padding and ankle weights, goggles and headphones.
The DSFS programme, organised jointly by Ford Việt Nam and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, has educated 13,000 learners at driving centres in Việt Nam over the past 10 years.
The central city of Đà Nẵng has launched its own traffic detection software to identify traffic violations, and had installed traffic cameras at 4,700 sites to monitor accidents and violations.
Six taxi firms with more than 1,000 cabs in Đà Nẵng have installed Global Positioning System (GPS) car tracking in an effort to reduce accidents. More than 1,300 buses and 879 trucks in the city alone already installed GPS tracking equipment. — VNS