|Traffic safety awareness among drivers should be raised to minimise the risk of serious accidents. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The British Embassy launched a safe motorbike riding campaign called “Know Safety No Accidents” on Thursday in HCM City.
The campaign aims to raise traffic safety awareness among drivers and minimise the risk of serious accidents.
Ian Gibbon, the British Consul General in HCM City, said at the launch ceremony that the campaign was one of the British Embassy‘s efforts to reduce accidents among its citizens living and working abroad.
Every hour, there is one death from traffic accidents in Việt Nam, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death, serious injuries and emergency room visits for foreigners in Việt Nam.
Most accidents are caused by one or both involved parties not following traffic regulations.
Trần Hữu Minh, deputy chief of the Office of National Traffic Safety Committee, spoke about the Government’s latest standards for helmets, and converting international driving licences for foreigners in Việt Nam.
Attendees to the event included representatives from Chợ Rẫy Hospital, Family Medical Practice, National Traffic Safety Committee, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, and Saigon Motorcycles.
As part of the campaign, the British Business Group Việt Nam plans to organise the annual Fun Run event in HCM City on Sunday and in Hà Nội on November 4, expecting to attract about 10,000 people in each city. — VNS