Bright LED headlamps on a car threaten to impair the vision of oncoming drivers and cause accidents. - Photo vov.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY – Substandard motorbike and car headlamps pose a danger to other drivers, but traffic police are unable to deal with the growing problem because there are no regulations on sanctions for people who install or drive with excessively bright lights, Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper reports. Rather than issuing fines, traffic police are only supposed to require the drivers to replace the offending lamps. Major Võ Ngọc Vương, head of the Biên Hòa City traffic police in Đồng Nai Province, said his team had found many vehicles with LED lamps installed as tail lights over the last year. "In the last few months of 2018, we sanctioned 26 drivers of cars with LED lamps installed on the back,” Vương said. “There was also a case in which we fined a driver VNĐ900,000 … [Read more...] about Illegal headlamps cause traffic safety concerns
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Viet Nam News PHÚ YÊN – A series of recent traffic accidents in central Viet Nam have been blamed on potholes and road mismanagement recently, raising public concerns over traffic safety and the responsibility of agencies. On Monday, Trần Nguyễn Quang Tánh was driving his motorbike on the National Highway No1 in central Phú Yên Province’s Hoà Xuân Đông Commune when he hit a 30-cm deep pothole. He died at the scene. On November 18, a truck hit a pothole on the same road and crashed into lane divider. Luckily, the driver escaped harm, but the cost of the damaged truck and cargo was nearly a billion đồng. On the same day, another truck hit three potholes on the road on the night and rolled over, causing the damage of VNĐ100 million (US$4,300). Trần Danh, father of Tánh, told Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper that if the potholes had been filled or there had been a warning … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents caused by potholes raise public concern
Drunken driver involved in fatal accident may spend years behind barsThe Saigon Times Daily A local traffic policeman is seen using a breathalyzer to test the alcohol level of a potential drink motorcyclist in this file photo. A drunken driver involved in a fatal car crash in Binh Thanh District, HCMC last Sunday night may spend 15 years behind bars - PHOTO: VNA HCMC – A drunken female driver who caused a deadly road accident that left one person dead and several others injured in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District last Sunday night may be facing a jail term of three to 15 years, Lao Dong newspaper reported, citing lawyers from Hanoi City. Lawyer Quach Thanh Luc said that after the competent authorities issue the results of the injury appraisal for the injured victims, the female driver could be prosecuted and may spend a maximum of 15 years in prison, based on Clauses 2 or 3 of Article 260 of the 2015 Penal Code, amended in 2017. Regarding civil responsibility, the … [Read more...] about Drunken driver involved in fatal accident may spend years behind bars
VietNamNet Bridge - A ceiling unexpectedly collapsed at a high school in Hanoi. A preschool child suffered a skull fracture in Dak Lak, and a male student died after a concrete block fell on him. These are just a few of the accidents that have occurred in schools recently. The student whose clavicle was broken On March 20, 12th graders at Tran Nhan Tong High School were hit on the head by a block of mortar from the ceiling of a classroom. Three students were hospitalized. Lawyer suggested that new regulations need to be created on assessing the quality of public works, including schools, hospitals and terminals. The student was brought to Tam Dao District General Hospital, where physicians said his clavicle had been broken. RELATED NEWS Parents worried about increase in accidents at schools Schools to up traffic safety Tien Phong … [Read more...] about Accidents at schools: who is to blame?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - People will be allowed to record traffic violations for the first time, in an attempt to increase road safety awareness. This is in accordance with a new government decree that takes effect in August. Traffic police will verify the violations recorded by the people and then punish the violators. The new decree seeks to enhance the close links between citizens and local authorities, helping people to have more say in law enforcement, an official of the Directorate for Road of Việt Nam said. Traffic police have installed surveillance cameras on some roads, but cannot monitor all violations. With the support of local residents, traffic offences will be detected and settled more quickly, the official said. Lawyer Phạm Hồng Sơn, head of Phạm Sơn Law Office, said this was a positive measure and would help increase people's awareness about traffic laws and their compliance. "The society will become better when all people share the responsibility of supervising … [Read more...] about People can record traffic violations and inform police