Over 2,000 students on September 19 partook in a campaign on traffic safety launched by Vietnam's National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), the Ministry of Education and Training, the Department of Traffic Police under the Ministry of Public Security, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation and Honda Company.
A survey conducted by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP) and the Ministry of Education and Training in three big cities of Vietnam showed that fewer children wore helmets while riding motorbikes in Hanoi than in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.
Chinese Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh will return to Viet Nam on October 30 as a goodwill ambassador for the traffic safety campaign organized by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation and National Traffic Safety Committee in Ho Chi Minh City.
Miss Viet Nam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy and Pop star Dam Vinh Hung have been chosen as ambassadors for a movement aiming to promote the use of helmets in order to reduce the number of casualties resulting from a lack of their use. The movement is co-organized by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF) and the OCEAN Communications Company.
The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (Asia Injury) has delivered a project entitled “Traffic Safety Improvement” to two primary schools, Hương Van and Phu Bai, in Thua Thien Hue Province on November 15-16. This project is being sponsored by Liberty Mutual (Viet Nam) and TNT – Veterans Express Worldwide (Viet Nam) Ltd. The cost of this safety program is over VND 327 million.