February 24, 2016
A year-end review of the National Child Helmet Action Plan (NCHAP) organized by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), National Traffic Police (C67), the Ministry of Education and Training, and AIP Foundation gathered stakeholders to discuss key results after one year of implementation. Attended by 130 participants, the workshop was an opportunity for delegates from national and local government agencies to share their experiences in order to develop a plan for the upcoming year.
The NCHAP launched January 2015 with the goal of significantly increasing child helmet wearing rates in Vietnam. The plan presented an opportunity for governmental bodies at the national and local levels, socio-political organizations, and local authorities to collaborate on planning and monitoring child helmet regulation compliance.
Since the implementation of the plan, from March 2014 to December 2015 in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City, child helmet wearing rates, on average, increased from 36% to 47%. In 12 other project provinces, child helmet use rates, on average, increased from 32% to 52%.
Due in part to these advances, National Traffic Safety Committee Executive Vice Chairman Dr. Khuat Viet Hung, in a speech to the assembled participants, pledged that the NCHAP will be continued in 2016 and subsequent years.
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