- Selections made from a field of 20 strong applicant cities
- Commitment Aims to Reduce Road Traffic Fatalities and Injuries in Low- and Middle-Income Cities and Countries
New York – February 12, 2015 – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winning cities and countries selected to participate in a new phase of the foundation’s Global Road Safety Initiative, which aims to reduce fatalities and injuries from road traffic crashes.
The Safe to School - Safe to Home programme, which was developed through the Global Road Safety Initiative, was first launched in Ha Nam province, Vietnam, in August 2013. Since that time the programme has been refined and replicated in a number of countries in the region and beyond.
The lead example of the project in Ha Nam can also speak to some very sound results, including increases in helmet wearing amongst children in target schools: from 28.5% to 87.3% in primary schools, and from 21% to 88% in secondary schools.
On January 13 in Hanoi, Vietnam, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Vietnam’s governmental authority on road safety, officially launched its National Child Helmet Action Plan to promote child helmet use across the country.
The National Child Helmet Action Plan is coordinated by the NTSC and its department members, including the ministries of Education and Training, Information and Communications, and the Ministry of Public Security, with support from a number of local and global organizations, including the AIP Foundation, a grantee of the GRSP administered Road Safety Grants