November 5, 2019
AIP Foundation’s child car seat initiative, supported by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), held a review workshop at Nguyen Trai Primary School in Ha Dong, Hanoi, on November 5, 2019. The workshop was attended by representatives from the Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee, Ha Dong Bureau of Education and Training, Nam Tu Liem Bureau of Education and Training, and teachers and parent representatives from 36 primary schools in Ha Dong. The workshop aimed to share the results of the program, which is currently being implemented between November 2018 to November 2019.
Representatives from Nam Tu Liem and Nguyen Trai Primary School also shared successes of their activities in support of educating parents on the importance of safety for children in cars. At Nguyen Trai Primary School, children were given the opportunity to practice the lessons they learned regarding the importance of wearing a seatbelt while sitting in real cars. “We did not only provide children with theories, but also opportunities to practice the lessons,“ said Le Trung Tuan, the principal of Nguyen Trai Primary School.
Based on post-intervention results of parent knowledge, the percentage of parents who knew the age at which children needed to use car restraints in Nguyen Trai and Nam Tu Liem increased from 12.2% to 48.21 and 9.3% to 47.9%, respectively.
Mr. Ta Duc Giang, Deputy Chief of Secretariat of Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee remarked, “This is a very humane and meaningful project. Parents believe that driving is the safest mode of transportation for their children. But many of them are not yet aware of the importance of wearing seat belts and using child restraints. I hope there will be more such projects to raise people’s awareness about child safety in cars.
AIP Foundation’s child car seat initiative draws from training content material created through the FIA Child Safety Toolkit.
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