University students participate in Safety Delivered distracted driving campaign in Ho Chi Minh City

October 27, 2018

Road Safety Ambassadors get ready for the parade

Over 1,000 students of the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City came together for a Safety Delivered public awareness parade across all 10 campuses of the university to tackle the issue of mobile phone use among youth while driving. The slogan of this event was: “Leave your phone alone, or you could be next!” The event started with road safety games, stage performances, and a commitment pledge from students and participants to abstain from mobile phone use while driving. The event concluded with a parade of 100 motorcycles driven by students and UPS volunteers.

The students and Safety Delivered road safety ambassadors were excited to be joined by UPS volunteers, who are working to promote youth distracted driving knowledge and skills as a part of UPS Global Volunteer Month. Additionally, representatives from UPS Vietnam, National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training, Traffic Police, and the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee were also present.

“UPS employees are thrilled to be able to give their time and energy toward such an important youth-driven issue during UPS’s 16th annual Global Volunteer Month,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “UPS firmly supports programs that focus on connecting people and building more resilient communities. It’s wonderful to see students tackling challenging community public health issues and engaging with one another on such a large scale.”

Please read the full press release here 

Please see more photos from the event here

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