Intel offers Vietnamese students a focus on road safety

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Participants pose for a picture at the 'Zooming in on Road Safety" event on May 26 in Ho Chi Minh City.

A photo exhibition and several activities to improve road safety awareness at Ho Chi Minh City's Le Van Viet School attracted more than 1,500 participants, including students from 12 secondary schools and their parents.

The event was organized as the first event of the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation's "Zooming in on Road Safety" program supported by Intel Products Vietnam.

In collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh Traffic Safety Committee and the Department of Education and Training, "˜Zooming in on Road Safety' has had Intel volunteers training students in road safety knowledge and photography skills since November.

"The way the students' photos so candidly document the safe and unsafe traffic behaviors of local people is both shocking and impressive," said Ho Uyen Corporate Affair Director of Intel.

"We hope that by illustrating their perspective the students have learned more about their own community and will raise awareness among their friends, parents, and local people of ways to make roads safer."

More than 130 Intel volunteers also led interactive games at the event on May 26, using competition and creativity to improve the road safety knowledge of the students and their parents.

"Road safety education is particularly important among secondary students, because at this age, students walk or bike to school themselves. However, they are young and often careless," said Tran Thi Kim Thanh, Vice Director of HCMC Department of Education and Training.

"We hope to equip them with road safety knowledge by integrating the subject into their studies. Zooming in on Road Safety is a creative way to reinforce the skills they have learned, ensuring that our students travel safe every day, especially during the summer holiday," she said.

According to the National Traffic Safety Committee, there were more than 2,400 traffic accidents nationwide in May, killing 799 people and injuring 2,480.

So far this year, there were 12,052 traffic accidents with 4,163 people killed and 12,171 others injured.

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