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Fukuoka Champions Bicycle Safety with Youth-Led Helmet Campaign

Fukuoka Prefecture held a contest encouraging high school students to promote bicycle helmet use among their peers, culminating in an award ceremony on February 12. Addressing the low helmet usage rate among teenagers, the contest received over 110 entries, showcasing creative videos and posters. The campaign’s top video entry highlighted the increased risk of fatality in accidents without a helmet, persuading more youths to adopt this safety measure. The initiative aims to raise awareness and improve the helmet usage rate in Fukuoka, which currently stands at 10%, below the national average, with high school students showing the lowest compliance at 3.5%. Source: NHK

Fukuoka Champions Bicycle Safety with Youth-Led Helmet Campaign

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Feb 16, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

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