May 1, 2019
AIP Foundation President Greig Craft attended the FIA Joint Conference in Sun City, South Africa where he spoke of the need for thorough monitoring and reporting, using the two-decade long campaign for increased helmet use among motorcycle riders in Vietnam as an example.
After campaigning on the issue for many years, in 2007, Vietnam enacted a universal helmet law making the wearing of helmets mandatory. Since then, monitoring of uptake levels and safety improvements has been constant, enabling further data-led campaigning resulting in changes such as the introduction of the mandatory use of helmets for children aged six and older.
In just over 10 years, $3.5 billion USD has been saved, half a million head injuries have been prevented, and 15,302 lives saved.
Read more about Vietnam’s helmet law campaign in our Head First report here.