September 1, 2013
From August 29 to the 31st, 2013, follow-up visits took place at six Johnson & Johnson Helmets for Kids schools in Ha Tinh Province. Representatives visited schools to check in on helmet use rates, restate the importance of helmet use on both motorcycles and bicycles, and hold teacher training workshops for 148 teachers from 14 schools in the region. Teachers showed great enthusiasm for the lessons which included the three steps of proper helmet use, identifying helmets that meet safety standards and those that do not, and generating enthusiasm for helmet use and road safety among students.
In all six schools that were visited, helmet use rates were between 90 and 100 percent. More than ten crash cases were documented, including that of Nguyen Phan Tan Dung. While en route to visit his grandmother, the motorcycle Dung and his mother were riding was struck from behind by another motorcycle. Both Dung and his mother fell on the road, and Dung’s head hit the ground at such force that his helmet strap was broken. Dung’s Johnson & Johnson helmet saved him from a serious head injury.