Continuing to advocate for higher helmet quality standards

October 22, 2020

THAI NGUYEN, Vietnam—October 22, 2020

Keeping up with the momentum from the Safety Delivered program’s midterm review forum earlier in the month in Ho Chi Minh City, AIP Foundation, in cooperation with National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) and the Traffic Safety Committee of Thai Nguyen Province, hosted the second session in Thai Nguyen Province for 11 project schools.

The forum, at Thai Nguyen Department of Transportation, focused on the Safety Delivered program’s achievements thus far, the remaining activities for the year, successes at one project school in the program, and the preliminary findings on helmet quality research independently conducted by Hanoi University of Public Health.

Despite the increase in helmet-wearing rate from 27% to 82% after the program’s intervention, participants discussed the alarming discrepancy between quality helmets and sub-standard helmets in Vietnam with the vast majority, nearly 90% of helmets tested, failing to protect riders from death or serious injuries. Representatives from the local and provincial government, 11 project schools in Thai Nguyen Province and Hanoi University of Public Health were in attendance, where all collectively participated in a panel discussion on how to improve helmet quality.

To read more about the first midterm review forum in Ho Chi Minh City, please click here.

To view more photos, please click here.

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