A total of 2,822 traffic accidents occurred across Vietnam in the last two months from December 16, 2018 to February 15, 2019, leaving 1,356 deaths and 2,169 injured, according to reports from the Ministry of Public Security and the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
A scene of a traffic accident (Source: VNA)
The figures represented year-on-year decreases of 15.6 percent, 9.96 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively.
Deputy head of the National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung said despite drops, several serious accidents were reported in the period, including a case on Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway killing two people and injuring 10 others on February 13.
To ensure traffic order and safety in March and during the spring festival 2019, the committee, ministries, sectors and localities continue implementing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s dispatch on ensuring traffic safety and order during the New Year, Lunar New year, and spring festivals.
It is also necessary to organise working delegations to inspect traffic safety work at localities where large-scale festivals are held, he added.VNA