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1/4/2018 9:04:14 AM

HCM City launches "Traffic Safety Year 2018", vowing to reduce traffic accidents by 5%

(VNF) - HCM City’s authorities will commit to reducing traffic accidents by 5% in 2018.

The target was announced in the inauguration ceremony of the Traffic Safety Year 2018, launched on January 3 with the theme "Safe Traffic for Children". 1,500 participants were present in the event.

The theme of this year stresses the importance of paying attention to children's safety on the roads, as they are the most vulnerable in traffic accidents.

Addressing the opening ceremony, HCM City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong promised to implement measures to reduce traffic accidents, the number of fatalities and injured people, as well as protect pavements and roads from being encroached. He also urged the public to participate in ensuring traffic order.


HCM City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong helps children put their helmets on at the Traffic Safety Year 2018 event on January 3  (source: Dantri)

Leaders of departments and agencies were asked to show more determination and make traffic order maintenance one of their priorities.

Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, deputy head of HCM City Traffic Safety Committee said, “We must create favourable conditions for children to grow up and protect them. Adults must be the role models for children so that they will know to wear helmets and cross the streets at the right locations.”

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Nguyen Ngoc Bao Han, student of Tran Dai Nghia secondary school, speaks at the event (source: Tuoi Tre)

On behalf of children of HCM.City, Nguyen Ngoc Bao Han, 9th grade student of Tran Dai Nghia secondary school, thanked the city authorities for selecting the theme of the Traffic Safety Year 2018 which put children at the central. Han also took the occasion to express her expectation that adults will serve as role model for children to follow in adhering to Traffic Law and cultured traffic behaviors.

According to the committee, in the first 11 months of 2017, in HCM City, there were over 3,600 traffic accidents killings 655 people and injuring 2,800. The number of fatalities and injured people decreased by 13% and 5% compared to the same period in 2016 respectively./.

  ( VNF )
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