Ministry commits to reduce traffic accidents
In a program to encourage children and poor people to wear helmets held on May 13th, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang called on enterprises and sponsors to assist children and the poor with standard helmets, committing to exert efforts in realizing short-and long-term solutions for reducing traffic accidents.
The program, held by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), aimed to increase social involvement in ensuring traffic safety, and mobilise the participation of organizations and inpiduals in increasing traffic safety for people and especially for children, according to Khuat Viet Hung, NTSC Vice President.
“The support targets an increase in the number of road users wearing standard helmets, especially children, thus minimizing the consequences caused by traffic accidents for those who ride motorbikes,” said Mr. Hung.
In particular, the people receiving support from the program include children between 6-17 years old and those who are above 18 and belong to poor or nearly-poor families.
Speaking during the program, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang who is also the NTSC Standing Vice President said that the NTSC and the Ministry of Transport were responsible for ensuring traffic safety for pupils, the future masters of the nation.
He noted that the country must complete traffic safety policies, increase investment in infrastructure and raise people’s awareness and audience to traffic laws, in an attempt to reduce traffic accidents, so that Vietnam can become a destination of peace and create a better impression to visitors.
Since the beginning of this year, the NTSC has received 100,000 standard helmets from enterprises and inpiduals, which will be distributed to children and poor people without helmets across the country./.
( Compiled by VNF )