October 2, 2013
On October 1, 2013, CLEAR and AIP Foundation held a helmet handover celebration for the pilot project Helmets for Heads in Tu Ky district of Hai Duong province. On this day, 1,065 helmets were donated to 505 elementary students, 505 mothers, and 55 teachers from Ky Son and Tai Son primary schools.
These schools were selected for this donation as they are both located on major highway 391. Between 70 and 80 percent of students travel to and from these school on motorcycles. Traffic in this area is made even more dangerous by proximity to industrial zones; these schools have experienced 12 non-fatal traffic accidents in the past three years. Many parents in this area make less than the average provincial income and cannot afford to buy helmets for themselves and their children.
The helmet handover ceremony included performances by students, parents, and teachers as well as helmet training games, and remarks by the Department of Education and Training.
The Helmets for Heads project is the result of a partnership that began in 2012 between CLEAR and the Road Safety Fund as part of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.
View the photos here and read the press release here.