The co-operation agreement on 2019 traffic safety is signed by VAMM Chairman Keisuke Tsuruzono, right, and Executive Vice President of NTSC Khuất Việt Hùng. — VNS Photo Thu Giang
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (VAMM) and National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) on Monday signed a co-operation agreement on 2019 traffic safety in Hà Nội.
Under the agreement, VAMM will conduct traffic safety training courses for more than five million people this year, up 130 per cent year-on-year and donate 31,000 standard helmets to people nationwide.
The association will also conduct new research entitled “Current situation of training activities and issuing driving licences for road vehicles in Việt Nam and solutions”. The results are expected to be announced in February 2020.
In the past five years, with NTSC’s support and advice, VAMM members have regularly and continually implemented a wide range of diversified traffic safety activities, from safe driver training, standard helmet donation to investment in advanced technology and application.
Up to now, VAMM has conducted training on traffic safety for more than 13 million people, of which, more than eight million high school students, more than two million primary students and more than 300,000 young people; donated more than 200,000 helmets; and implemented many intensive driving courses to police forces.
The motorcycle traffic safety research fund, which was established in 2015 by VAMM, has funded five strategic research projects and one creative film contest, which brought many useful results to traffic safety activities.
Speaking at the event, VAMM Chairman Keisuke Tsuruzono said the association’s guiding principle was to put social responsibility in parallel with business responsibility.
“We will make more efforts towards long-term sustainable development in harmony with environment and society, not only by modern, safe and user-friendly products but also by training and creative communication campaigns to spread messages of a safe and sustainable traffic environment to all Vietnamese people,” he said.
Executive Vice President of NTSC Khuất Việt Hùng said he was very impressed and highly appreciated the results of cooperation on traffic safety with VAMM in recent years, especially with some results published in the world's leading prestigious transportation science magazines.
“The constructive results and recommendations are valuable bases for the relevant agencies to consult in developing traffic safety policies,” Hùng said.
Hùng said the quality of driving training and testing had made remarkable progress such as: standardising driving practice, supplementing simulated equipment of slope, roads, road and railway intersection without barriers, and using automatic scoring equipment in theoretical and practical tests, strengthening monitoring and supervision.
“However, there are still traffic accidents, the management agencies have to continually study and find out safer solutions. This is a constant work and unstoppable process,” Hùng said. — VNS