The event was the first activity of the campaign “3,500 Lives in Vietnam,” launched by the National Traffic Safety Committee and the Vietnam Motorsports Association (VMA).

At the MoU signing ceremony

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung said that traffic safety is a common challenge for countries around the world, as traffic accidents every year claim more than 1.3 million lives and injured over 50 million people, and road traffic accidents are the leading cause of the death of young people, aged between 15 and 29.

Through the program, organizers will select little ambassadors of traffic safety who will spread traffic safety messages to young people across the country to mobilize them to join the community’s efforts to build a traffic culture, Hung said.

As a vanguard unit in carrying out the campaign, Vinschool wishes to contribute its part to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents through educational programs. In the coming time, the school will introduce the International Automobile Federation’s 12 safe driving rules to its students by adding them to its life skills education programs.

In the 2019-2022 period, the National Traffic Safety Committee and VMA will focus on six major contents, including information dissemination, helmet presentation for elementary  school students, medical assistance for traffic victims, and safe driving programs for adolescents.

Translated by Chung Anh