National motorcycle helmet campaigns have just been launched in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh yesterday with the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, Minister of Transport and Chairman of the National Transport Security Committee Ho Nghia Dung and representatives of other departments and government organizations.
|Young people take part in the helmet-wearing campaign yesterday in HCMC.|
Traffic accidents have had a huge impact on people’s lives and social costs. Thirty-five people are killed and 60 others injured each day on roads in Viet Nam, noted Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Ha Noi ceremony.
He called on people to comply with new Government policy on wearing helmets to protect them from head injuries, especially officials and Party members.
Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and Minister of Transport and Chairman of the National Transport Security Committee Ho Nghia Dung also donated 50,000 helmets to disadvantaged people in Ha Noi.
The same day, a helmet-wearing campaign was also kicked off at Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Cultural House, where Gia Hoa Housing Trading and Construction Company handed out over 2,200 helmets to disadvantaged and disabled young people in the city.
According to recent regulations, all those riding on motorbikes must were crash helmets as of December 15, failing which they will be fined.