Over 2,000 helmets presented to Thai Nguyen’s pupils hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Thai Nguyen (VNA) – As many as 2,275 standard helmets were presented to pupils of the northern province of Thai Nguyen at a ceremony at Gia Sang Primary School on October 3.

The event was part of the project “Helmet for children”, which has been implemented in many schools nationwide, in response to a campaign on traffic safety launched by the National Committee for Traffic Safety  in 2019.

Jointly organised by the provincial Committee for Traffic Safety, the provincial Department of Education and Training, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, the event aims to popularise knowledge and laws on traffic safety.

In the framework of the event, pupils were instructed to wear helmets properly and join a contest on traffic safety.

Initiated in 2012, the project “Helmet for children” have benefited  74 primary schools in the seven provinces of Dong Nai, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Gia Lai, Yen Bai and Thai Nguyen. So far, over 63,000 standard helmets have been given to pupils in these provinces.  As a result, the rate of pupils wearing helmets in the beneficiary schools increased from 28.53 percent to 89.22 percent in 2019.

The project helps to raise awareness of pupils and teachers of the importance of wearing standard helmets, and protecting children from traffic-related dangers.

In Vietnam, the numbers of traffic accidents, deaths and injured people still remain high though they have declined in recent years.

Although the adherence to the helmet wearing rule has been improved among adults, the rate among children is still low./.