A competition to encourage safe riding of electric bikes and motorbikes was kicked off at Thang Long Secondary School, Hanoi on December 1.

The competition, second of its kind in Vietnam, aims to raise awareness of traffic safety among electric bike and motor bike riders, particularly students, in a bid to reduce traffic violations and accidents in the city.

The event is jointly organised by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) and Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) with prizes worth 100 million VND (4,700 USD).

Run until February 1, 2015, this year’s competition comprises three sessions including a multiple choice quiz and an essay, which can be taken at www.xedapdienantoan.com , and a test for group.

During the launching ceremony, the organising board handed over 200 hamlets to the school.

Last year, the competition drew participation of 40,000 contestants from 62 cities and provinces nationwide.-VNA