Cross-sector educational activities make roads safer in Vietnam

August 16, 2015

Police officers gather at a workshop to develop effective, efficient traffic law enforcement strategies.

AIP Foundation, with support from Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemicals (NSRP), has concluded a series of cross-sector educational activities on road safety in Vietnam’s Tan Truong, Hai Thuong and Mai Lam communes.

On 30 July at the Headquarters of Nghi Son Police Station in Tinh Gia District, a workshop was held to enhance the policing of high-risk road behavior. Among the 40 total participants were 25 police officers from the three aforementioned communes, joined by representatives of NSRP and the Thanh Hoa and Tinh Gia traffic safety committees and police.

The objectives of the workshop were to develop strategies for increased traffic law enforcement, targeting specific high-risk violations; strengthen the network among provincial, district, and commune police, thereby creating a platform to share knowledge and best practices; and, establish resources for continued professional development. In the long run, the training is expected to translate into reductions of dangerous behavior on local roads as well as improved community awareness of traffic laws.

Between 5 and 6 August, on-the-job safe driving training was offered to over 300 participants from the Anh Phat and Lilama manufacturing corporations.

From 10 to 11 August in Tan Truong Commune and from 15 to 16 August at Nghi Son high school, a total of 214 motorcycle drivers received training on road traffic laws and safe driving skills. Participants each received a quality helmet courtesy of NSRP and will take their driving license exam at the end of the month.

Finally, three new billboards were installed and six renovated to promote road safety in the three aforementioned communes.

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