The event is the first drive in the series of significant activities held by the Vietnam Grand Prix Company in response to the #3500LIVES Global Road Safety Campaign launched by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
The event saw the attendance of Nguyen Duc Chung, member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee; Jean Todt, President of the International Automobile Federation; Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh, Ambassador of the campaign.
The kick-off event is an opportunity to send significant messages to raise the awareness on traffic safety of all road users.
At the program, the Vietnam Grand Prix Company, the organizer of the Vietnam Formula One, offered 10,000 helmets to pupils and students in Hanoi.
The company and Vietnamese conglomerate VinFast wanted to join hands to create safe and civilized traffic environment for Vietnamese people, especially young generations.
Delegates and students wear helmets in response to the 3500 LIVES campaign.
Addressing the event, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung highlighted traffic safety messages.
3,500 people are killed on the roads every day in the world, including Vietnam, he said, noting that the campaign aims to reduce the figure.
He also called on all road users to wear helmets to ensure safety for themselves, contributing to reducing the number of traffic accidents.
In Vietnam, traffic accidents kill more than 8,000 people, and injure more than 10,000 others every year. In Hanoi alone, over 300 deaths and over 600 injuries were reported each year.