Viet Nam’s Helmet Story and Its Place in the Work on Global Road Traffic Safety

Mar 08, 2019
  • Description

In 2007, a life-saving law in Viet Nam mandated that people riding motorbikes wear helmets. The result was a significant decrease in serious head injuries and road traffic deaths.

This report provides an update to the 2010 report on the results of the helmet law, and details a new effort to increase the number of children wearing helmets.

The change in Viet Nam is an example of the process of creating achievable policy and behavioral change, and this report offers a set of lessons learned that may be applicable to other public health issues.