April 2, 2015
C67 traffic police and National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) today launched the National Enforcement Action Plan for child helmet use. Along with C67 and NTSC, representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), PC67 police from the 15 major implementation provinces, and supporting partners and organizations attended the launch. An “enhanced police enforcement” week scheduled from April 6th to 10th, 2015 is a major component of the plan.
The National Enforcement Action Plan is a part of the larger National Child Helmet Action Plan, which aims to significantly increase child helmet-wearing rates and is an important step towards improved motorcycle passenger safety within Vietnam. As part of the “enhanced police enforcement” week, police and public security forces will patrol schools for compliance with the child helmet law. From April 6th-9th, motorcycle drivers whose children are not wearing helmets will be stopped and given a ‘reminder’ and all violation cases will be reported to the schools to take further action.
These ‘reminders’ will shift to traffic penalty fines on April 10th, 2015. Police will then begin strict enforcement for violators who do not put helmets on child passengers.
Read the full press release here.
View photos from the event here.