A programme encouraging primary school children to wear helmets on the road was launched on April 28-29 in the southern province of Dong Nai.

Tens of thousands of helmets will be donated to children and teachers in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Dong Nai, which are prone to traffic accidents due to high flows of transport.

Campaigns to raise public awareness of the significance of wearing helmets for self-protection is essential, said the National Traffic Safety Committee.

Launched by the the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP), the Helmets for Kids campaign aims to reduce the number of traffic crash injuries and fatalities.

More than 25,000 helmets have already been presented to first graders in the three provinces under the three-year-old project.-VNA