Alcohol and drugs are blamed for many serious traffic accidents this year, said Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Truong Hoa Binh on October 16.
A total of 57 people were killed on the roads during the National Day holidays, according to traffic officials.
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.
Statistics from the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security show that in the week ending on February 4, the whole country saw 214 traffic accidents which took the lives of 135 people and injured 189 others.
The number of traffic accidents caused by cars rose sharply nationwide over the last nine months, accounting for 33 percent of total cases, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC).
Losses caused by traffic accidents in Vietnam amount to 50 trillion VND (over 2.12 billion USD) each year, equivalent to 30 percent of budget spending on education, or 1. 5 million people going without income for the whole year.
The Ministry of Transport reports that the country saw 7,490 traffic accidents with 3,476 deaths and 5,762 injuries over the first five months of the year.
A total of 76 traffic accidents occurred across the country from April 28 – 30, killing 52 people and injured 46 others, according to a report from the Ministry of Public Security.
Traffic accidents have killed 2,788 people and injured more than 4,600 others in the first four months of the year, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.
The shocking traffic accident that claimed 13 lives last weekend in the Central Highlands, and several such mishaps of late, underscore a failure to check rash driving at many levels.
PSNews-Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee signed Dispatch 23/CĐ-UBATGTQG on methods to ensure traffic order and safety in the last quarter of 2016.
PSN (Đà Lạt City)-On Wednesday morning, Vietnam President Trần Đại Quang’s authorization, Mr. Đoàn Văn Việt, President of People' committee of Lâm Đồng Province deserved a Heroic Cross for driver Phan Văn Bắc, 30 age, living in 6th Village, Đạ Oai commune, Đạ Huoai district, Lâm Đông province.
On September 11, Police of Ha Noi’s Tay Ho district announced, related to collision between a motorcycle and a car that killed a policeman, were temporarily seized a car with registration number 30A-669.02 and invited Nguyen Van Lang, driver (29, residing in Lieu Giai ward, Ba Dinh district) to the police office to clarify the case.
More than 6,500 people were admitted to hospitals in HCM City over the recent four-day holiday because of traffic accidents, physical fights, and food poisoning, among other reasons, according to the city’s Health Department.
Road traffic accidents claimed nearly 9,000 lives in Vietnam last year and caused tens of thousands of injuries, according to a report by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC).
PSNews- Politburo Member, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, chaired the nationwide teleconference on ensuring traffic safety in the 1st quarter of 2017.
Roads are now the biggest killer of people in the country, with road traffic deaths reaching epidemic proportions, killing 24 and injuring another 60 every day, according to Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.
A 40-seater passenger bus, traveling from the north-central province of Quảng Bình to Hà Nội, was on Monday fined VNĐ41.5 million (US$1,850) for overloading the vehicle.