By Hoa Pham | dtinews.vn | December 22, 2009 14:20 pm
Traffic safety education for primary school children can help to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Vietnam.
The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations, in co-ordination with Japan’s MPKEN non-profit organisation and Honda Vietnam, have launched a campaign on disseminating information about the traffic law for primary school pupils in Hanoi on Saturday Dec 19, 2009 at Trung Vuong High School.
This campaign includes a variety of activities aimed at disseminating information about the traffic law, including the above-said launching ceremony held in the Trung Vuong Primary School, a contest to learn about the traffic law with the participation of pupils from three primary schools; Trung Vuong, Quang Trung and Thang Long. There will also be a motorbike parade on the main streets in Hanoi in order to call for the guarantee of traffic safety, and the distribution of 1,000 traffic safety handbooks.
The campaign aims to create a community activity of significance while preventing the primary school pupils from becoming victims of traffic accidents near their schools. This activity will also help to raise awareness about safe traffic participation for the pupils and their parents.
According to Nguyen Thi Lien, Principal of Trung Vuong Primary School: “The traffic situation at the school gate before and after school hours is always of great concern to the school management board. We do hope that with the support of the school-crossing supervisors and tight cooperation from the parents, all of us can rest assured that our children are always protected from traffic accidents-related risks."
The main highlight of this campaign will be the presence of 12 school crossing supervisors who are in charge of directing traffic and ensuring traffic safety on pedestrian lanes in front of the gates to the Trung Vuong, Quang Trung and Thang Long primary schools within one month from December 23, 2009 to January 22, 2010.
This is the third campaign of its kind after two campaigns held in 2008.