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Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) : project R-9057

Title : Building the awareness - education campaign to improve traffic safety for high school children in Vietnam (R-9057)
Abstract: Children are a vulnerable road user group because they are still developing a set of skills that are necessary to enable safety participatation in traffic. Furthermore, their traffic participation is often restricted to that of a pedestrian and cyclist, which are two of the most vulnerable road user categories. The uses of motorbikes in high school is also extremely dangerous. The current traffic accidents, high school students have high percentages. In that respect, road safety is a key issue in safe child environments. Road safety education and training is therefore crucial to ensure safe children mobility, since it prepares them to manage the risk they face on their way from and to school. Especially education for high school students who want to become adults but still children. In this doctoral research, The Route2School (R2S) application will be adapted to the local context, and used in a selection of high schools in order to collect information about perceived dangerous location along the route, as well as to create home-school route maps, to improve the road safety for high school children in Vietnam. Transport-related challenges in Ho Chi Minh City and Thu Dau Mot City (Vietnam) will be captured from high school children, their parents, teachers and local habitats live near the research areas, in order to define the requirements and needs of information and communication technology interventions for the local context. An awareness-education campaign will be built to improve the most effective traffic safety in local context - Ho Chi Minh City and Thu Dau Mot City (Vietnam). At the same time collaborate with the local government to widen this campaign, adjust the local policies.
Period of project : 1/04/2019to31/12/2022

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