Vietnam’s 63 provinces take action to protect children on the roads

April 27, 2015

Dr. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of NTSC
Dr. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of NTSC

In response to the UN Global Road Safety Week themed “Children and road safety,” the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) has launched a national Plan advocating for strengthened road safety with a special focus on children. Today’s launch, organized by NTSC, AIP Foundation, and WHO, was attended by Vice Chairman of NTSC and representatives from Ministry of Education and Training, WHO, Global Road Safety Partnership, UNICEF, AIP Foundation, Ministry of Transport, and Embassies, all strongly supporting road safety. The Plan, No. 142, implements road safety recommendations made by the World Health Organization (WHO), calling on Provinces to take action and raise public awareness of children’s road safety across Vietnam.

In preparation for Global Road Safety Week, children around the world collaborated to create a Child Declaration for Road Safety. This Declaration highlights the plight children face on the world’s roads and calls on leaders to take action by stating what they need in order to be safe. At the launch, thousands of signatures from students, teachers, and school representatives across 63 Provinces supporting the Child Declaration for Road Safety were delivered to key road safety leaders in attendance. These leaders committed to action by signing the Declaration at the event.

AIP Foundation is collecting signatures supporting the Child Declaration.  Please click  to read and sign the Child Declaration for Road Safety.

Read the press release here.
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