Actress Yeoh campaigns for crash helmet use in VietnamHollywood star The Hollywood Star was an idiosyncratic gossip tabloid published on an erratic schedule in Hollywood, California by William Kern, who wrote much of the magazine under the pseudonym "Bill Dakota. Michelle Yeoh joined more than 1,000 Vietnamese children Thursday on a city march to promote motorcycle crash helmets and reduce traffic deaths on the country's chaotic roads.
Vietnam's communist government has enforced helmet use for adults for almost one year in the motorcycle-choked nation but the law has not been extended to children and youths riding as passengers.
Yeoh -- who acted in the Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies" and the martial arts saga "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Traditional Chinese: 臥虎藏龍; Simplified Chinese: 卧虎藏龙; Pinyin: " -- joined the march through Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, city (1997 pop. 5,250,000), on the right bank of the Saigon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. organised by the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP AIP acute intermittent porphyria.
AIP Acute intermittent porphyria ) Foundation.
"Since last year when the law was enacted, overnight 80-90 percent of riders started wearing helmets," she told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. . "But the kids are wearing baseball caps instead ... The parents need to protect the children.
"Unfortunately, many parents reject helmets for their kids out of a mistaken perception that helmets are unsafe for children."
The march through Vietnam's busiest city was part of a global campaign aiming to cut the world's annual road death toll of 1.3 million people.
"Today, tomorrow and every day, we will see at least 2,000 young children killed or seriously injured Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) is a standard metric for safety policy, particularly in transportation and road safety. As the name implies it is the total figure for people killed or seriously injured over a period of time. on the world's roads," Malaysian-born Yeoh said.
"This is unacceptable, preventable and we have to stop it. We have the vaccines for this disease: helmets, seatbelts, speed enforcement, safe road design. We just need to use them."
At least 12,000 people die on Vietnam's roads every year. The road death rate of 27 fatalities per 100,000 people compares to about 10 per 100,000 in Western Europe, said the AIP Foundation.