Helmets save tens of thousands of lives in 10 years

(VOVWORLD) -The number of fatalities caused by traffic accidents has been reduced by 15,300 and brain injuries by half a million over the past 10 years since the national helmet law was passed.

The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) and Asia Injury Prevention Foundation held a review of the law in Hanoi recently. The passage of the helmet law in 2007 has also led to financial gains, saving Vietnam an estimated 3.5 billion USD in medical costs, lost output, and pain and suffering, said Dr. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee.

Source: VOV5