The first nine months of this year saw 18,697 traffic accidents occur nationwide, killing 6,758 people and injuring 17,835 others, the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) has reported. >> American coach of Vietnam's Saigon Heat dies of accident, aged 49 Compared with the same period last year, the number of accidents dropped by 14.47 percent (or 3,164 cases), the death toll fell by 4.01 percent (or 280 deaths), and the number of injured decreased by 18.11 percent (or 3,945 people). Eleven provinces and cities saw their traffic death toll decrease by over 20 percent, including Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Ninh Thuan, Da Nang, Cao Bang, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Phu Tho, Dak Lak, Binh Duong and Dong Thap. Notably, the death toll in Bac Giang dropped by as much as over 50 percent. Meanwhile, the death toll increased in 14 localities, of which Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Vinh Long, Ben Tre and Vinh Phuc provinces reported increases of over 25 percent. The period also saw 129 railway … [Read more...] about Deaths from road traffic accidents in Vietnam down by 4%
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The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) reports 2013 saw a total of 29,385 traffic accidents that killed 9,369 people and caused 29,500 injuries. Numbers of accidents, fatalities, and injuries were fewer than 2012 levels. Twenty-one provinces and cities enjoyed declines in all three criteria, including Ca Mau, Vinh Long, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Quang Nam, Bac Kan, Kon Tum, Vinh Phuc, and Hoa Binh. Traffic jams in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were reduced, with hotspots plummeting from 124 to 57 in Hanoi and no traffic jam lasting longer than 30 minutes in HCM City. In addition to transport policy reform, the Ministry of Public Security mobilized police forces to clear roadways and pavements, preventing avoidable obstructions. At an online conference in Hanoi on December 31, Minister of Transport and NTSC Vice President Dinh La Thang said the ministry will focus on regulating passenger and goods transport by both businesses and agencies via roads, railways, sea, and air. It will … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents claim more than 9,300 lives in 2013
Hanoi Times - Close to 9,500 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam in the first three quarters of this year, killing 8,605 people and injuring 6,167 others, reported the National Committee for Traffic Safety (NCTS) at a conference in Hanoi. The figures represented decreases of 14% in the number of accidents and 13% in the number of fatalities compared to the same period last year. Up to 52 localities nationwide reported reductions in traffic accident fatality with the highest decreases seen in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak , and the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and Dong Thap. At the conference to review traffic safety so far this year, Minister of Transport Ho Nghia Dung, who is also the NCTS Chairman, said the main tasks for the remaining months of the year were to focus on keeping up the good work over the past nine months. He emphasised the necessity of continued awareness campaigns on traffic rules, regular street patrols and strict … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents claim over 8,600 lives in nine months
The number of traffic accidents fell by nearly 13 percent this year, officials told a traffic safety conference on Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City. The National Traffic Safety Committee estimates that 11,500 accidents occurred in 2008, killing 10,039 people - 12.7 percent lower than last year … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents claimed 28 lives a day in 2008
How do we curb the appalling number of road traffic accidents? (13-08-2007) Minister of Transport and Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Ho Nghia Dung talked with Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about potential solutions for Viet Nam's high traffic accident rate. Why has the number of traffic accidents, including serious accidents, been so high in the first six months of this year? The main reasons are a lack of awareness by the public about the need to obey traffic laws and poor management by the State. Rapid economic growth, in particular in the transport industry, which has grown at a rate of eight to nine per cent, has seen the number of vehicles on the roads increase significantly. There are currently about 20 million vehicles being driven nation-wide, and the people's awareness of road safety issues, traffic management by the State and the quality of infrastructure, have not kept pace with this. What do you think about claims that the high rate of accidents … [Read more...] about How do we curb the appalling number of road traffic accidents?