Activities planned for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The National Traffic Safety Committee will organize a range of activities across the country in response to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (November 17).

The activities are meant to raise the alarm about traffic accident, enhance the public’s awareness about traffic safety rules, and call for help for traffic accident victims and their families.

They will be held during one month before the main event, which is a memorial service for traffic accident victims to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17.

Communication campaigns will be organized on various channels, and agencies, political-social organisations, companies and philanthropists will offer assistance to families of traffic accident victims.

The National Traffic Safety Committee will set up three delegations to visit victims receiving treatment at Viet-Duc Hospital in Hanoi, and victims’ families in especially difficult circumstances in Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces.

The committee will also coordinate with Prudential Vietnam and local traffic safety committees to present scholarships to children of traffic accident victims in many provinces.

A total of 12,675 traffic accidents occurred nationwide in the nine months to September 14, killing 5,659 people and injured 9,619 others, according to a report of the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
The number of accidents dropped 4.28 percent compared to the same period last year, while the number of deaths and wounded victims also declined 5.87 percent and 6.78 percent in the period, respectively.
Among the accidents, 12,501 happened on the roads, 121 on the railways, 43 on waterways and 10 at sea./.