The lauching ceremony (Photo: Pham Kien/VNA)
 Hanoi (VNA) – A communication campaign on encouraging the wear of standard helmets was launched in Hanoi on September 18. 

The campaign will be carried out for one month across the country by the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee and the National Traffic Safety Committee. 

Under the theme “Live young and civilized – Confidently wearing standard helmets”, practical activities will be conducted including presenting standard helmets to Youth Union members and organising training courses on motorbike driving for youngsters, along with promotional activities on social media. 

At the ceremony, Nguyen Phi Long, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee said casualties in motorbike accidents in Vietnam has been high, in many cases due to poor quality helmets people wear. 

He reported that similar campaigns were conducted in major cities nationwide with the participation of over 9,000 youth union members in the last two years to raise public awareness on the importance of wearing standard helmets, as well as enhance citizens’ sense of responsibility when participating in traffic. 

From January to August this year, traffic accidents nationwide saw a year-on-year decline in the numbers of cases, deaths and injured, with 13,612 accidents, claiming 5,728 lives and wounding 11,781 others.-VNA