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Lam Dong (VNA) – Nearly 3,500 youths participated in a ceremony on March 13 to kick-start a campaign on traffic safety in Da Lat City, Lam Dong province. 

The event, jointly organised by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU), the National Committee for Traffic Safety and the Central Highlands province is part of activities of the 2016 Youth Month. 

In 2016, numerous programmes will be conducted to raise public awareness on traffic safety across the nation, including “Traffic safety at school gates”, “Safe marina” and “safe train – cross road sections”. 

Addressing the event, HCMCYU Secretary Nguyen Phi Long, who is also President of the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF), said each youth will help call on people to properly observe traffic rules, thus contributing to reducing traffic accidents and developing a safe society. 

On the occasion, the VYF and the Honda Vietnam Company agreed to jointly conduct activities to ensure traffic safety in 2016. 

As many as 1,000 helmets were presented to outstanding local youths and 15 scholarships to students whose relatives had fallen victims of traffic accidents. 

Participants also joined a safe driving training session and a marathon to mark the 83rd founding anniversary of the Union (March 26).-VNA