return icon

Special crash helmet introduced for ethnic women

 A special motorbike helmet has been designed and made for women of the Thai ethnic group to accommodate their traditional huge hair buns while protecting them from possible head injuries.

A special motorbike helmet has been designed and made for women of the Thai ethnic group to accommodate their traditional huge hair buns while protecting them from possible head injuries.


New kind of helmet

The helmet was released on October 31 by Hi Tech Co. during a conference on road safety for the northwest provinces.

Khuat Viet Hung, vice chairman of the National Traffic Committee said that, since 2010, there were 10,122 accidents, resulting in 10,936 injuries and 4.968 deaths. The number of accidents, fatality and injured people in the northwest accounted for 5.11 percent, 8.6 percent and 5.3 percent respectively of the national tally.

The special helmet is part of an attempt to improve road safety, with a bubble on the top of the helmet to accommodate the hair buns.

Hung said the helmets will be distributed to ethnic women in six provinces for a "test drive" and the company will survey users to make adjustments in the design if necessary, without compromising safety.


New helmet introduced for ethnic women

Hung said other helmet makers were working on similar designs and the Ministry of Science and Technology is studying whether road regulations need to be changed to allow the modified helmets for wider use.

All motorbike and motor scooter users in Vietnam are required by law to wear crash helmets, but Thai minority's culture requires them to wear their hair in an intricate top-knot in public, which made standard helmets useless as a means of protection.



Vietnam to attend ASEAN Tourism Forum 2023 in Indonesia

Vietnam will participate in ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023 themed “ASEAN: A Journey to Wonderful Destinations”, and the Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) trade fair in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from February 2 – 5.

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City among safest cities in Southeast Asia

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have both been included in a list of the safest cities in Southeast Asia, as compiled by statistics site Numbeo.

Action plan issued to accelerate national anti-corruption strategy building

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai, head of the steering committee on building the national anti-corruption strategy by 2030, has signed a decision on the issuance of the committee’s action plan.


Latest guidance on one-way money transfers from Viet Nam

HCM City proposes removing hindrances to develop real estate market

Ho Chi Minh City authorities made a proposal to clear bottlenecks for healthy and sustainable development of the real estate market.

More high-value foreign investment projects needed as tax policies change

Vietnam needs to improve FDI quality, attracting high-tech projects that promise to bring higher added value.

Khmer's ginger cake of love and faithfulness

The ginger cake of the Khmer ethnic group in Soc Trang Province is a beloved traditional treat that is often offered to ancestors on important anniversaries such as the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

HCM City promotes digital transformation in education

Digital transformation is considered key to improving education and training quality, as proven by the effect of HCM City actively applying digital transformation over the past five years.

Hanoi to close fruit shops lacking proper food safety preparations

The capital city of Hanoi encourages the expansion of safe fruit businesses while clamping down on fruit shops that do not comply with food safety protocols, specifically street vendors.

Dutch diplomat donates Vietnamese paintings to national museum

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum has received two paintings from former deputy ambassador Ellen Berends of the Netherlands to Vietnam.

Hanoi's unique rice cooking contest in photos

On the 8th day of the first lunar month each year (January 29, 2023), Thi Cam village in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district holds a rice cooking contest.

Hanoi proceeds with park revitalization program

The implementation of Hanoi leaders’ promise to revive parks has begun: admission to Thong Nhat Park is now free after the removal of the fence, and Con Coc Flower Garden has a new look. However, there are still many things that need to be done.

Vietnamese farmers on board the ‘digital agriculture train’

In the digital era, next-generation farmers can fertilize and water their fields in Binh Phuoc from afar, even in a different country.

Vietnam forecast to become second-largest economy in Southeast Asia by 2036

2023 is predicted to be the year of many challenges for the Vietnamese economy due to the gloomy outlook of the global economy and multiple crises.

Prenn Pass leading to Dalat to be closed for expansion

Vehicles will be banned from using the seven-kilometer-long Prenn Pass to travel to Dalat City as work on the pass upgrade and widening project begins on February 6.