News Update: Hats off to Vietnam’s helmet law

September 12, 2014

hatsoffA decade ago, it wasn’t unusual to see a Vietnamese family of five cheerfully braving the frenzied traffic of Hanoi on a single motorcycle—with nobody wearing a helmet. No longer. A stringent law passed in 2007 has made helmets compulsory—and has proven that such laws, which require political will more than money, can have a huge impact on public health. Research suggests that the law’s passage saved more than 1,500 lives the first year and reduced serious head injuries by almost 2,500.

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Source: Science Magazine, 12 September

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