Helmets Now Required in Vietnam

Reuters reports that helmets are now required to be worn when travelling on a motorcycle in Vietnam. The move comes at a time when nearly 1...

motorcycle vietnamReuters reports that helmets are now required to be worn when travelling on a motorcycle in Vietnam.

The move comes at a time when nearly 13,000 people are killed each year in motorcycle accidents, and half of which are brain injuries.

According to the report, Vietnam seems to be more concerned about losing its young workforce to motorcycle injuries than anything else...
The sickening toll on the young labor force year after year seems finally to have spurred the communist government and the general public into action.

Speaking days before the rule came into force, Lap said his hospital treated 50-70 traffic accident patients a day, most of working age and 30 percent aged between 18 and 25.
In Vietnam, motorcycle riders refer to helmets as "rice cookers".

Link to the Reuters article...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/....&WTModLoc=NewsArt-C1-ArticlePage1

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