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Nearly 2 million helmets to be delivered to first graders


On June 12, 2019, in Hanoi, National Traffic and Safety Committee in collaboration with Ministry of Educationa and Training, Honda Vietnam.Co.Ltd held the Ceremony on Launching the program of presenting standard helmets to first graders in the 2019 - 2020 academic year with the theme "Keep full dreams together". Attending the event were Dẹputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Chairman of National Traffic and Safety Committee; Mrs. Nguyen Thuy Anh - Head of the National Assembly's Committee for Social Issues; Mr. Nguyen Van The - Minister of Transport, Vice Chairman of National Traffic and Safety Committee; Mr. Dao Ngoc Dung - Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Nghia - Deputy Minister of Education and Training and representatives from Ministries, Sectors and international organizations in Vietnam and children on behalf of the first grade students on the whole country.  

In the speech at this event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh highly appreciates the effort of the Program in improving the community's awareness, including children in compliance with the regulation of wearing helmet, and reducing traffic accident. The Deputy Prime Minister requires the localities to create and implement the safety month for children, cooperate with schools to improve the ratio of helmet wearing among children to 80% by 2020.

Over 1.93 million standard helmets will be presented to first grade students in the 2019-2020 academic year as announced at a ceremony held in Hanoi on June 12.
In the 2018-2019 school year, Honda Vietnam delivered nearly 2 million standard helmets to first graders nationwide, contributing to increasing helmet wearing among 6-year-old children in Vietnam.
At the ceremony, the three sides signed a deal on coordination in implementing effectively the helmet presenting programme, especially activities to spread traffic safety information to students’ parents.
Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh hailed the three sides for launching a significant programme and at the same time asked them to seriously assess the ratio of helmet wearing among children as it is still low.
He said a survey in 10 provinces showed around 60% of first grade students wear helmets when they are driven to school while helmets were delivered to all of them by late 2018. He blamed many parents for not wearing helmets for their children when taking them on their bikes.
General Director of Honda Vietnam Keisuke Tsuruzono said his company will continue accompanying the Vietnamese Government in ensuring traffic safety for children and people in general.
In 2018, 1,442 children fell victims to traffic accidents, a drop of 17% from 2017.