Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of Honda motorcycles and automobiles in Vietnam, today held the opening ceremony for its new $3.3-million Traffic Safety Education Center in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, to improve and promote road safety and safe driving.
The first traffic safety centre by a private company that provides safe driving training for both motorcycle and automobile drivers, Traffic Safety Education Center (TEC), covers 30,000 square metres and will enhance the frequency of training at better training. Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (HVN) now aims to receive 12,000 persons as trainees at the center per year.
As vehicle users are shifting from motorcycle to automobiles, increasing traffic congestions and road accidents, HVN aims to increase public awareness of road safety. The company’s all-new TEC features advanced training facilities aligned to international standards and offers various training curricula to cater to various needs. To make sure of the quality of the training, TEC has signed with highly skilled instructors trained in Japan and Singapore.
Hiroaki Funami, director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., said after six months of construction, TEC hopes to set a new standard for safe driving training for motorcycle and automobile drivers to help achieve a “collision-free society” in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Yoichi Harada, director of Driving Safety Promotion Center highlighted that TEC’s key items include thorough, international-standard infrastructure, the latest testing system, advanced and well-establish equipment for training, as well as internationally qualified instructors.
HVN has been a pioneer in promoting traffic-safety consciousness among Vietnamese motorists for over 20 years and has provided safe driving training to nearly 6 million people nationwide since the establishment of its first Traffic Safety Education Center in 1999. HVN will continue to cooperate closely with the Vietnamese government and local authorities.
By Phuong Thu