Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

Creating a Safe and Child-friendly Road Environment

Thai Nguyen City, vietnam


  1. Thai Nguyen Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affair (DOLISA)
  2. Thai Nguyen Transportation Association
  3. Thai Nguyen Traffic Safety Committee (TSC)
  4. Ha Lan Travel Company
  5. Local Peoples Committee
  6. Thai Nguyen Department of Transportation (DOT)
  7. Thai Nguyen Urban Infrastructure Management Division
  8. Thai Nguyen Department of Planning and Investment (DPI)
  9. Thai Nguyen Department of Foreign Affairs (DOFA)
  10. Thai Nguyen Department of Construction
  11. Thai Nguyen Public Security Bureau (Police)
  12. Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC)
  13. Ministry of Transportation (MOT)
  14. Hanoi School of Public Health
  15. Hanoi University of Transportation and Communication
  16. The Light
  17. Project schools
  18. Local bus companies
  19. Champion of Change (COC) Facilitators
  20. Child Road Safety Committee (CRSC)
0 (2019)
Number of schools
Number of students


Thai Nguyen City is a hub connecting national highways and inter-provincial roads across 130 kilometers. The city faces challenges such as-

Increasing density of travellers and vehicles

Limited road user compliance with traffic safety regulations due to weak enforcement mechanisms

There were 135 registered traffic crashes, leading to 56 deaths and 109 injuries in 2017

Nearly 20% of the death cases admitted to the hospital following traffic crashes are children


To improve road infrastructure around schools based on results from road safety assessments

To increase road user compliance with national road traffic law


Improving the road infrastructure around target schools

Creating a local model to enhance child road safety

Raising awareness of road safety and associated laws

Improving the safety of bus transportation for children and young people, particularly for girls.


November 2020

After a thorough selection process, two school zones were selected for the physical road infrastructure improvement during phase 2

June 2021 

Completion of the survey on girls’ safety on bus transportation 

September 2021 

Completion of post-KAP at 4 schools of phase 1 that received road infrastructure interventions 

May 2022 

Conducted the questionnaire on perceived road safety risks in the two selected schools with school management, students and teachers 

June 2022 

Completion of observational study and interview on the use of helmets 

June 2022 

Completion of two helmet wearing behavioural change communication rounds for students and parent in two selected schools 

Feb 2023 

Completion of trainings to build the capacity of the transit staffs, particularly of bus drivers/conductors, on girl safety and traffic safety to improve the safety of girls 

March 2023

Discussion with local partner (Transportation Association) and bus companies about the distribution for 5,000 leaflets conducted to increase awareness to the whole community of bus commuters (male and female passengers, bus drivers) 

March 2023

Completion of the post survey on child injury data 

June 2023

Completion of road infrastructure remedial for two school zones



Government officials partnered with and trained
Students engaged via training, education, and competitions
Teachers benefited from capacity building
Schools improved by road safety engineering
Parents trained and educated
Police officials collaborated with and trained
Drivers benefited from capacity building



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