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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

The figures were released by the National Committee for Traffic Safety at a teleconference on July 1 to review the country’s traffic situation during the January-June period.

The numbers of accidents, deaths and injuries fell by 1,595; 568; and 1,419 respectively compared to the same period last year.

Police reportedly cracked down on over 1.83 million traffic violations across the country in the first half of this year, collecting fines of over VND1.6 trillion (over US$69 million).

Chairing the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who is also head of the committee urged ministries, agencies and localities to continue to work closely with each other in order to reduce the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries, especially the number of serious traffic accidents.

The Deputy PM also asked the Ministry of Transport, relevant agencies and localities nationwide to propose practical measures to prevent traffic accidents, especially cases that seriously damage passenger cars, as well as raise public awareness, especially amongst young people.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News