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Traffic safety campaign tells school kids to wear helmets

Update: December, 04/2019 - 12:01

 

The “Safety Delivered 2019-2020” campaign being launched by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation yesterday (December 3) in Hồ Văn Thanh Primary School in HCM City’s District 12. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc

HCM CITY — NGO Asia Injury Prevention Foundation on Tuesday launched the “Safety Delivered 2019-2020” campaign at Hồ Văn Thanh Primary School in HCM City’s District 12 to raise awareness of road safety and helmet wearing among students in the city and the northern province of Thái Nguyên.

The campaign will reach students at 18 primary schools, including a special school, in high-risk areas this year.

Through the campaign, nearly 11,000 helmets have been donated to students, teachers, and parents in the city and Thái Nguyên.

Mirjam Sidik, CEO of AIP Foundation, said: “By reminding parents that helmet wearing is not only a safe behaviour, but also an act of love from a parent to a child, we aim to inspire children and their families to commit to helmet use and road crash prevention.”

Nguyễn Ngọc Tường, vice chairman of the HCM City Traffic Safety Committee, said the campaign aims to ensure 90 per cent primary school students or even all of them, especially in three districts of 12, Gò Vấp and Cần Giờ, wear helmets.

The campaign is a part of the Safety Delivered Programme supported by UPS and The UPS Foundation which works with young, inexperienced motorcycle riders in Việt Nam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, and India.

The programme aims to reduce road crash injuries and fatalities among vulnerable motorcyclists by educating young drivers to eliminate distracted riding behaviours and increasing child helmet use.  VNS

 

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