At the launching ceremony (Photo: nhandan.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), nearly 300,000 members of the Otofun forum and local people will work together to raise public awareness about responsible driving to build a safe, civilised traffic community under a traffic safety programme launched in Hanoi on December 28.

At the launching ceremony, Vice Chairman of the NTSC Khuat Viet Hung highlighted that the activity is part of a cooperation agreement on traffic safety enhancement for the 2015-2018 period signed between the committee and Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV).

The programme’s three major contents are not using mobile phones at the wheel, not drinking and driving, and wearing a seatbelt, Hung added.

Meanwhile, TMV General Director Yoshihisa Maruta said drivers will set good examples for raising public awareness on traffic safety in Vietnam.

He stressed that more proactive participation will play a significant role in building a culture of traffic safety in the country.

In the cooperation framework with the NTSC, TMV will continue to present equipment used for traffic inspections, support victims of traffic accidents and help the Ministry of Transport set up calibrating standards for technical safety.

Competitions on designing video clips and stickers disseminating traffic safety information have also begun.

Anyone on Facebook who lives and works in Vietnam can compete. They can enter the contests through the website http://www.facebook.com/ViATGTVN2016 until April 9.-VNA