May 15, 2017
Truck drivers, local authorities, and transportation professionals shared their safe driving skills knowledge with more than 3,000 members of the Cai Mep port community in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, at the “Get Home Safe” festival. The event was hosted as part of the Lifting Safety program and in commemoration of the 4th UN Global Road Safety Week, which ran worldwide from 8-14 May, 2017. Lifting Safety is a partnership between APM Terminals, AIP Foundation, and the Vietnamese government, which provides drivers and staff of Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), a subsidiary of APM Terminals, with safe driving skills training, while also working with the people of the surrounding community.
The “Get Home Safe” festival focused on promoting two key messages: “A road crash can happen in the blink of an eye” and “Save lives – slow down.” During the event, attendees participated in road safety-themed interactive games and watched informative comedic performances. They also viewed a documentary featuring program activities and listened to speeches made by distinguished guests, including singer Lam Truong, comedy group Xuyen Viet, and music group Fban, who joined community members at the event.
Festival attendees and guests signed the international pledge to “#SlowDown to Save Lives” in support of this year’s UN Global Road Safety Week. The global event brought together notable advocates, nonprofits, and governments to address the issue of managing safe vehicle speeds worldwide.
View more photos from the event here.
Read the full press release here.