Child helmet wearing campaign launched
08:03 | 09/09/2019

VGP – The National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training jointly held a walking event to mobilize people to wear helmets for children and signed a coordinating program on safe transport education at schools in the 2019-2024 period.

Photo: VGPLe Son

The event drew the attendance of Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh, who is the Chairman of the The National Traffic Safety Committee, Head of the Mass Mobilization Commission Truong Thi Mai, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha, Chairman of Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio. 

Especially, 3,000 grade-one pupils, teachers, parents, famous artists, and local residents attended the event at Ly Thai To Statue. 

Deputy PM Binh highlighted the significance of the event, which reflected the strong commitment of the whole society to safety of life and health for the next generation and prevention of transport accidents. 

Statistics showed that since 2012, the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries decreased from 12,000 deaths to over 8,200 in 2018. 

Last year, the PM issued Directive 04/CT-TTg on strengthening management in production, business and use of helmets when joining in traffic. The Directive raised the rate of child helmet wearing (six to 15 year olds) from 35% to 52%. 

However, a large number of children have yet worn helmets while joining in traffic. Parents and adults have yet acknowledged the necessity of wearing helmets.

Deputy PM Binh requested that all levels, sectors, the political system disseminate and popularize the laws on transport safety to mitigate transport accident cases. 

Parents and adults were tasked to seriously obey the regulations on helmet wearing. Teachers and school laborers were asked to regularly guide and direct transport safety regulations for pupils and students including helmet wearing. 

The Deputy PM also reminded pupils to mastermind transport safety regulations and wear helmets when joining in traffic.

On this occasion, the National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training jointly held a walking event to mobilize people to wear helmets for children.

They also signed a coordinating program on safe transport education at schools in the 2019-2024 period./.

By Kim Loan  

 

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